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Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert, Houmas House Plantation

If you enjoy Chamber music, joing the Baton Rouge Symphony Chamber Series 12/12/2010 at 4:30pm at the Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. You can enjoy an intimate sound experience under the magnificant live oak trees. Then enjoy a dinner at Latil's Landing following the concert. Houmas House has a colorful history. The first owners of the plantation were the indigenous Houmas Insians, who were given a land grant to occupy this fertile plain between the Mississippi and Lake Maurepas. By the time of the Louisiana urchase in 1803 the plantation was established and producing sugar. After many flourishing years, in 1927 the mississippi came out of its banks in the epic "great flood". The house was spared but surrounding areas were inundated. Just 2 short years later the Great Depression brought its devistation and Houmas House Plantation withered away. In the 1940's the Crozat family bought the property and by 1963 the Bette Davis film "Hush,hush Sweet Charlotte" was filmed there. This plantation is a lnadmark in American history.
Comment balloon 0 commentsAnn Dail • December 06 2010 05:01PM

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