30th Anniversary at Southdown Plantation a Success

On Saturday, June 30, 2012, Southdown Plantation House/The Terrebonne Museum celebrated an Open House and Family Day with the community to a resounding success. More than 250 people participated in house tours, music, dancing, food, face painting, crafts, ice cream, and balloons.

A special treat was a performance by the Bayou Eagles Native American Dance group.  They entertained the crowd by donning traditional outfits and demonstrated two different dances.  In addition musicians of Comme C’etait, The Americanos had the crowds singing and dancing.

The event was planned not only to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the opening of the museum, but to reignite the fires of old in the community for the house which has stood on these grounds overlooking Terrebonne Parish since 1858.

A special painting was dedicated to the museum by artist Hans Geist with the help of some of the children of Terrebonne.  The massive portrait of Southdown Plantation will grace the walls of the formal dining room.