Louisiana Institute of Higher Education


#39 “Plantations of St. Bernard”

2003-2004 History Lecture Series Season – May 2nd, 2005

William de Marigny Hyland, St. Bernard Parish Historian

Alberta Lewis, Owner, Sebastopol Plantation

Ron Chapman, Assistant Professor of History, Nunez Community College Attendance – 145



Lecture Description


 The lecture explored the history of the plantations of St. Bernard Parish. Chapman delivered a brief historical overview on the workings of a plantation. Hyland traced the history and development of the most notable plantations in St. Bernard. Lewis provided a display of artifacts from everyday plantation life and highlighted some of the specific activities from Sebastopol Plantation. Manning provided the Opening Act entertainment by juggling and eating an apple simultaneously.