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Lakeport Legacies To Feature Clinton Bagley With “Truths And Reinterpreting The Past”


LAKE VILLAGE, Ark. — Lakeport Legacies, the monthly history talk at Lakeport Plantation, will feature Clinton Bagley, Thursday, May 29, at the Arkansas State University Heritage Site. Refreshments and conversation begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the evening program at 6 p.m. Lakeport Plantation is located on 601 Highway 142, Lake Village, Ark.

Bagley, a native of Greenville, Miss., is part of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. He will speak on the exploration of the architecture and history of the lower Mississippi valley. Using Mount Holly on Lake Washington and Stanton Hall in Natchez as his primary examples, Bagley will slay popular myths and show how historic records, genealogy and oral histories can bring a historic house to life.

Lakeport Legacies is a monthly history talk held on one of the last Thursdays at the Lakeport Plantation. Each month a topic from the Delta region is featured. The event is free and open to the public. Guests are asked to RSVP to 870-265-6031.

The Lakeport Plantation house is the only remaining Arkansas plantation home on the Mississippi River. The restoration of the Lakeport Plantation house was funded through grants from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resource Council, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Save America’s Treasures program.

For additional information, contact Dr. Blake Wintory, assistant director for the Lakeport Plantation, at 870-265-6031 or go to lakeport.astate.edu/Index.

Lakeport Plantation
Lakeport Plantation