Lakeport Legacies is a monthly history talk held at the Lakeport Plantation focusing on history in the Delta.
Featured speakers will discuss a wide range of Delta topics including new archeological research investigating Hernando de Soto’s contact with Native Americans, an examination of antebellum Arkansas plantation life from the diary of a Connecticut plantation mistress, and the history of a lost downtown neighborhood in Greenville, Mississippi.
April 26 · Rev. Green Hill Jones: From Slavery to the State House · Dr. Blake Wintory (Lakeport Plantation, Arkansas State University Heritage Sites)
May 24 · Growing Up on Yellow Bayou Plantation: A Conversation with Mr. Robert Fulford · Robert Fulford (Dermott, AR)
June 21 · Yankee Mistress of the Old South: Plantation Life in the Arkansas Delta, 1847-1866 · Dr. Gary Edwards, Arkansas State University-Jonesboro.
July 26 · Old Houses of Blanton Park: Greenville’s Lost Downtown Neighborhood · Princella Nowell, Washington County, Mississippi.
August 23 · Fixed and Fleeting: Some Arkansas State Symbols and Why they Matter · Dr. David Ware, Capitol Historian at Arkansas Secretary of State.
September 27 · Casqui and Hernando de Soto’s Cross: Is Parkin the Place? · Dr. Jeffrey Mitchem, Parkin Archeological State Park/Arkansas Archeological Survey.
Lakeport Legacies meets on the last Thursday from March through October at 5:30 p.m. Note exceptions in the schedule. All events are free and open to the public. Guests are asked to RSVP.
The Lakeport Plantation is located at 601 Hwy 142, Lake Village, Arkansas. For more information call 870.265.6031 or visit http://lakeport.astate.edu.