The Friends of Magnolia Mound Plantation in association with BREC will present the 11th annual Black History Month event at the Magnolia Mound site, 2161 Nicholson Drive in Baton Rouge, at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27.
The Manager’s House and the Slave Cabin will be on display during this free event. In addition to a presentation by noted actor Oneal Isaac and Givonna Joseph, founder and director of New Orleans based OperaCreole, there will be horse-drawn wagon rides; a food tent offering meat pies, ginger snaps and apple cider; and open-hearth cooking demonstrations in the reproduction kitchen on the site.
Isaac, who has been the primary contributor and participant in this annual event since its inception, will present a narrative on P.B.S. Pinchback, who was a civil rights activist, and is best known as the first person of African descent to become governor of a state, Louisiana.
OperaCreole, which is dedicated to researching and performing lost or rarely heard music, will perform spirituals, music of African-American composers and a variety of other selections.
The Friends of Magnolia Mound is a member organization of the Community Fund for the Arts. Magnolia Mound is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is accredited by the American Association of Museums. This event is funded in party by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.
For information, call Magnolia Mound a (225) 343-4955 or visit friendsofmagnoliamound.org.