The upgraded slave revolt exhibit at Destrehan Plantation will be rededicated during Spring Heritage Day from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the plantation, 13034 River Road, Destrehan. Admission for the general public is $5.
The 1811 slave revolt is one of the largest in U.S. history. Folk artist Lorraine Genderon, of St. Charles Parish, created the artwork for the exhibit, which is in the Education Center behind the big house.
Spring Heritage Day is a folk-life festival featuring blacksmithing, open-hearth cooking, quilting, duck decoy carving, bousillage construction, calligraphy, beekeeping, painting, herbal healing of early African-Americans, antique toys and games, historical music and dancing.
For information, call Angela Matherne, heritage education coordinator for Destrehan Plantation, at (985) 764-9315.