Creole Family Saga
Laura's Creole Family Saga tour is offered daily to all visitors. This award-winning 70-minute tour, hosted by professional interpreters, is based upon Laura Locoul’s Memories of the Old Plantation Home, along with 5,000 pages of documents uncovered in Paris in the French Archives Nationales concerning the inhabitants of this Creole farm. The story of Laura's Creole family is rich in detail, intimate and honest in its examination of her family members, compelling in its authenticity and, above all, does not varnish what is essentially a sad tale of personal and familial tragedy.
Here is a story that records the gradual disintegration not only of one of Louisiana's oldest dynasties but also reflects the loss of Louisiana's native and long-dominant Creole way of life. In classic storytelling format, the tour highlights the most critical times in this family's lives; times and events that best exemplify how different the Louisiana Creole was from the Anglo-American and also how this family responded to the ever-encroaching Anglo world. Coupled with their life stories, displays of life-sized figures of Laura's family members, their portraits, photographs, weapons, clothing, heirlooms, furniture and business & personal papers all bring the visitor up close and face-to-face with 4 generations of these Creole personalities.
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