Join us for our first Lakeport Legacies!
Thursday, May 30, 2013 5:30 pm
History Written in Stone: Recording the Cemeteries of Southeast Arkansas with LaRhonda Mangrum
|Hill Cemetery, Chicot County. |
Courtesy LaRhonda Mangrum
Lakeport Legacies is a new monthly history talk held on the last Thursday at the Lakeport Plantation. Each month we'll have a topic from the Delta region (AR, LA & MS). The event is free and open to the public. Lakeport Legacies will meet in the Dining Room of the Lakeport Plantation house. For more information, call or email Blake Wintory – 870.265.6031, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lakeport Plantation is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site. Constructed ca. 1859, it is Arkansas’s only remaining antebellum plantation home along the Mississippi River. The plantation was donated to Arkansas State University in 2001 by the Sam Epstein Angel family. After more than five years of restoration, the plantation opened as a museum and educational center in September 2007 and new permanent exhibits were unveiled in September 2012.