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Lakeport Legacies Featured Speaker to Present “A History of the Jews in the Delta”


JONESBORO, Ark. — Dr. Stuart Rockoff from the Institute for Southern Jewish Life is the featured speaker for the Lakeport Legacies, Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Lakeport Plantation, 601 Hwy. 142 in Lake Village, Ark.

Dr. Rockoff, director of the history department at the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life in Jackson, Miss., will present "A History of the Jews in the Delta." Refreshments will be available at 5:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 6 p.m. This event is free, but due to limited seating, guests should RSVP by phone to 870.265.6031.

Lakeport Legacies is a monthly history talk held usually on the last Thursday at the Lakeport Plantation. Each month a topic from the Delta region is featured. The event is free and open to the public.

The Lakeport Plantation is an Arkansas State University Heritage Site. Constructed around 1859, it is Arkansas’s only remaining antebellum plantation home along the Mississippi River. The Sam Epstein Angel family donated the plantation to Arkansas State in 2001. After more than five years of restoration, the plantation opened as a museum and educational center in Sept. 2007 and permanent exhibits were unveiled in Sept. 2012.

Dr. Stuart Rockoff

Dr. Stuart Rockoff