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  • Southdown Gets a Facelift

    Southdown Plantation House/The Terrebonne Museum has undergone some dramatic changes in the last few months. “We are very excited to reveal the transformations of several rooms,” Executive Director Rachel Cherry said. “It has been a work in progress for about 6 months, but we feel like the changes we made will excite our visitors and has given the museum a fresh look.” In 1991, the Board of Directors spoke with other history professionals about the museum.

  • Candlelight Tours a Great Success

         Starting on October 2, 2013 Southdown Plantation and the Terrebonne Historical & Cultural Society began holding candllight tours in the evenings at the manor house.  Guides dressed in period clothing intoroduced some of the "former residents" of Southdown Plantation to groups of up to 40 people per tour.      "We wanted to open the house up to people who wouldn't normally be able to attend with our daily tour schedule," said Executive Director Rachel C...

  • Candlelight Tours

    Friday evenings will feature evening tours offered at Southdown Plantation House. In addition to the traditional tour of the manor, Autumn and Christmas will be depicted through décor and the stories presented at each tour. Groups of up to 25 people will be led through the house for an hour-long tour by guides dressed in period clothing holding battery operated candles and the rooms dimly lit with ambient lighting to accentuate the architecture, furnishings and exhibits.

  • JAZZ BRUNCH at Southdown

    Southdown will again feature the excellent culinary skills of the John Folse Culinary School at Nicholls State University! This year's menu is: Starters Fresh Fruit with Mint Simple Syrup Biscuits with Butter and Assorted Jams Entrees Glazed Ham Grillades and Cream Cheese Grits Mushroom and Swiss Egg Custard Casserole Accompaniments Cream Cheese Grits Wild Rice Dressing Creole Hash Brown Potatoes Spinach Madeleine Marinated Grilled Vegetables Dessert Assorted Quickbreads Assorted Dessert Bars Do...

  • Southdown Spring 2013 Marketplace

         It is hard to believe that Southdown Spring Marketplace is almost here again!  We are looking forward to a really great show this Spring.  We've increased the amount of booths and have added more artists to the festival.

  • Susan Talbot Hoffman Art Reception

    Art Reception for Susan Talbot Hoffmann – “Jardin Potager” Sunday, February 17, 2013 2 p.m. HOUMA – “We are proud to exhibit the work of Susan Talbot Hoffmann of Thibodaux for our bi-monthly local artists exhibit,” Rachel Cherry, Director of Southdown Plantation/The Terrebonne Museum said. The exhibit called Jardin Potager is a mother-daughter legacy that highlights several watercolors with accompanying recipes from the artist’s and her mother’s kitchen.

  • Southdown Christmas Celebration

    SAVE THE DATE! Southdown Christmas Celebration with Chef de Cuisine Michael Gulotta of John Besh's Restaurant AUGUST in New Orleans.  Check back for exact times and menu.

  • Saint's Sunday at Southdown

    When & Where: Sunday, September 16, 2012 Southdown Plantation & Museum 1208 Museum Dr. Houma, LA 70360 New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers NOON Southdown Plantation Buquet Pavilion $5.00 entry fee for non-race participants 2 BIG SCREEN TVs to watch the game Race information: Starting Time: Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Kids’ 1/2 Mile Fun Run begins at 8:30 a.m.

  • 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.

  • FUN, FOOD, FAMILY at our 30th anniversary Celebration

    Southdown Plantation Museum 30th Anniversary Open House and Family Day Saturday, June 30, 2012 1 - 5 p.m.     On Saturday, June 30, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Jazz Brunch at Southdown - a Perfect April Day

    All five senses felt the sensation of delight Sunday afternoon at Southdown's Buquet Pavilion as soft Jazz floated in the air, mixed with the aromas of tantalizing foods and the beauty of a beautiful spring day. Members of the Terrebonne Historical & Cultural Society and guests enjoyed a brunch prepared by students of the Junior American Culinary Federation at the John Folse Culinary Institute at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA while a piano and saxophone duet from the Houma-Ter...

  • Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra performs at Southdown Plantation

    The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra performed at Southdown Plantation on March 18. The 70-member orchestra put on a wonderful concert for an audience of around 200 people.  A special thank you goes out to our sponsors of the event. Without them, we could not bring this magnificent orchestra to Houma.

  • THACS becomes "Play It Again, Terrebonne" Project Parnters

         In a project called "Play It Again, Terrebonne," the Kiwanis Club of Houma is collecting used musical instruments, which will be repaired and donated to community public schools. There, the instruments will be loaned to students year after year.       As a project partner, the Terrebonne Historical and Cultural Society will accept used instrument donations at their annual Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra concert Sunday, March 18th from 3-5 p.m. The Kiwansi...

  • Museum seeks sponsors for orchestra concert

    SOUTHDOWN SEEKS SPONSORS FOR LA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA CONCERT The Terrebonne Historical and Cultural Society (THACS) is looking for businesses and individuals to help sponsor the annual Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) concert on March 18. To increase the community’s access to music and the arts, general admission to the concert is free. Although THACS received a grant from the Houma Regional Arts Council to help with the project, it only covers about 30% of the costs associated with br...

  • Fall events a big success for Southdown

        The fall season has brought many wonderful things to Southdown Plantation & Museum: great music, an exciting 5K run and broadcasted Saints game, the Channel 4 WWL News Crew, and a very busy Southdown Marketplace Arts & Crafts Festival. VOICE OF THE WETLANDS FESTIVAL - OCTOBER 7-9, 2011 As always, Voice of the Wetlands was three days of jam-packed musical performances, Cajun food, arts and crafts, and most importantly - coastal erosion awareness. Visitors from all ...

  • Artist uses Southern architecture as window to Cajun life in new art exhibit

    ARTIST USES SOUTHERN ARCHITECTURE AS WINDOW TO CAJUN LIFE IN EXHIBIT     Donna Graham’s textured-acrylic paintings depicting Cajun experiences will be on display at Southdown Plantation from Dec. 11 - Feb. 16.

  • Saints Sunday & 5K Race Application

    Click here for a Saints Sunday & 5K Race Application.     Saints Sunday & 5K will feature live, family-friendly music by Sheauxdown from noon- 3 p.m., food, drinks, and kids’ activities and games. There will be a kids’ half mile fun run at 1:30 p.m.

  • THACS seeks sponsors for Saints Sunday & 5K

        The Terrebonne Historical and Cultural Society is seeking sponsors for their fundraising event Saints Sunday & 5K to be held on Sunday, Oct. 16.     The event will feature live, family-friendly music by Sheauxdown from noon- 3 p.m., food, drinks, and kids’ activities and games.

  • Houma Courier: Nonprofit hopes to invest in Houma Plantation's future

    Nonprofit hopes to invest in Houma Plantation's future By: Nikki Buskey, Houma Courier Staff Writer Published: Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 6:01 a.m. A Terrebonne nonprofit is trying to make sure Houma's Southdown Plantation will be protected and preserved into the future. The Terrebonne Historical and Cultural Society, which oversees the Southdown Planation and its museum, has been selected for the Greater New Orleans Foundation's Richard West Freeman Challenge.

  • THACS Selected to Participate in Challenge Grant

        The Terrebonne Historical and Cultural Society has been selected to participate in The Richard West Freeman Endowment Challenge, where the organization matches one dollar for every two dollars raised by THACS for an endowment with the Greater New Orleans Fund.     THACS will need to raise $10,000 by May 2012 in order to receive the $5000 from the Freeman Challenge organization.     In an effort to raise the money, THACS will ho...

  • Weekend of Art at the Plantation

    The museum has been buzzing with various artists - both amateurs and professionals - this weekend. We held our first-ever Painting at the Plantation Thursday, July 7th. One of our long-time Southdown Marketplace vendors and private art instructor Donna Graham offered to teach a 3-hour class on painting the front of Southdown Plantation.

  • Painting at the Plantation

    KIDS AND ADULTS CAN ENJOY “PAINTING AT THE PLANTATION” EVENT The first-ever Painting at the Plantation will be Thursday, July 7th from 5-8 p.m. The event will include a 3-hour art class by artist Donna Graham, owner of D-designs Art Studio and former St. Bernadette School art teacher.

  • Intricate Pen and Ink Drawing Exhibit

    PEN AND INK DRAWINGS REFLECT ON “TIMES GONE BY”     Martin Benoit will display his pen and ink drawings from May 16 to June 28 at Southdown Plantation.     His free opening reception will be Sunday, May 22 from 2 - 4 p.m.     Benoit, a resident of Covington, has been capturing images with pen and ink since the early 1980’s.

  • Southdown Marketplace -- April 16th!

    Southdown Marketplace Arts & Crafts Festival is right around the corner on April 16th. This Houma tradition for over 30 years will feature 300 vendors selling handmade crafts and unique art work. The products are endless – jewelry, woodcrafts, metal work, yard signs, children and adult clothes and accessories, home grown plants, furniture, gourmet food products, original artwork and so much more!

  • Ladybug Love

    The 12th annual Ladybug Ball was held last Saturday, April 2nd at Southdown Plantation. The South Louisiana Wetlands Discovery Center and Remax Realty put on a wonderful event! Congrats to them for a record crowd!

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Voice of the Wetlands October 12 - 14 on the grounds of Southdown Plantation

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