Posted: Jun 29, 2012 10:41 AM by AP
Updated: Jun 29, 2012 10:42 AM
HOUMA, La. (AP) - A plantation house and museum in Houma is celebrating 30 years of Terrebonne Parish history.
Southdown Plantation House and museum holds a celebration Saturday afternoon to mark 30 years since the 19th century plantation home was restored by volunteers. Saturday's event includes music, dancing, food and children's activities.
Southdown's executive director, Rachel Cherry, said Southdown is the only plantation open for public viewing in Terrebonne Parish.
The Courier reports that the plantation home was built in 1859. It had deteriorated badly by the time it was obtained by the Terrebonne Historical and Cultural Society, which led the restoration 30 years ago.