Plaquemine Lock history program begins Friday

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

For Louisiana's Bicentennial Celebration, the Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site will cover the history of Bayou Plaquemine from 1812 – 2012, announced Stanley Richardson, Manager of the Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site.

"We will show how this now quiet, peaceful bayou was once a thriving, bustling waterway," Richardson said.

The program will feature displays and commentaries on the cypress logging industry, the people and vessels that used it, the industries that lined its banks and the many commodities that went up and down the bayou during this 200-year period.

This Bicentennial program, which will be educational, informative, interactive and entertaining, will take place on Nov.16 -17. Friday from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. is reserved as a school day while from 1-5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday from is free for the public as all fees have been waived.

Special presentations are scheduled on Friday at 3 p.m and Saturday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

This is a joint project of the Plaquemine Lock State Historic Site, Friends of the Plaquemine Lock and the Plaquemine Main Street Program.