Iberville Parish Library to host Chatsworth Sugar Plantation exhibit

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
Chatsworth Sugar Plantation

In an effort to reach a wide audience and promote education and public outreach in archaeology, this traveling exhibit will be hosted at the Iberville Parish Library, Main Branch in Plaquemine, from July 27- August 21, 2015 and features artifacts, visual displays, and a short media presentation about Southern plantation life over 100 years ago.

The Iberville Parish Library is proud to bring Sharing the Sweet Life: 100 Years at the Chatsworth Sugar Plantation to the library with exhibit material located throughout the library.

The Chatsworth Plantation originally located in East Baton Rouge parish existed as a major sugar producer from the 1830’s through the 1920’s, before the “Big House” was demolished for the construction of the present day levee in 1930. Archaeological investigations at Chatsworth Plantation began in 2012 when L’Auberge Casino partnered with Louisiana State University to document the history of the property as required by the National Historic Preservation Act. This included archaeology at the sugar mill and slave/worker quarters’ area that was overgrown for almost 100 years. The artifacts and information are presented to illustrate a way of life that was common in south Louisiana over a century ago, but now only truly seen in exhibits like this one. 

Sharing the Sweet Life is free and open to the public.

Please refer to the hours posted on the Iberville Parish Main Branch Library website:

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