Monthly archives: April, 2015

Summer Hours 2015 — SATURDAY HOURS ADDED

In addition to Lakeport’s regular weekday tours, Lakeport will add Saturday hours (11 am – 3 pm) from May 23 until July 26.*

Summer Hours 2015
May 23 – July 25
Mon-Friday Tours at 10 am & 2 pm
Open Saturdays* to visitors 11 am – 3 pm
Closed Sundays
Closed Memorial Day, Monday, May 25
*Closed Independence Day, Friday, July 3** & Saturday, July 4
**Change of plans. We will be open Friday, July 3, 2015


Lakeport Plantation is open year round; summer hours add extra Saturday tours to our regular Monday through Friday schedule.

Lakeport Legacies — Images and History of Chicot County: Book Project Update

Images and History of Chicot County: Book Project Update

presented by
Dr. Blake Wintory, Lakeport Plantation

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Refreshments & Conversation @ 5:30 pm

 Program @ 6:00 pm

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Lake Village’s downtown and lakefront around 1920, probably taken from second floor of the Tushek Building. Visible are Gaines Cafeteria along Lake Chicot and Watt Orton’s Livery Stable. (Bill and Jeanine Session Collection, Lakeport Plantation)

Lakeport Plantation is nearly finished with a pictorial history of Chicot County with Arcadia Publishing. During the past year of research, we have made some interesting discoveries, including the photograph above of downtown Lake Village. Come see, learn or share a memory about Chicot County’s history.

Please RSVP to this FREE Event

Lakeport Legacies (LL) meets in the Dining Room of the Lakeport Plantation house. LL, held on one of the last Thursdays of the month at the Lakeport Plantation, features a history topic from the Delta. For more information, call 870.265.6031.

2015 Lakeport Legacies Schedule

March 19 · Doc Hollywood: The Archaeology of Health and Healing at Hollywood Plantation · Dr. Jodi Barnes (Arkansas Archeological Survey)

April 30 · Images and History of Chicot County: Book Project Update · Dr. Blake Wintory (Lakeport Plantation)

May 28 · Ancestral Activity: Doing African American Genealogy in Arkansas & Chicot County · Rhonda Stewart (Butler Center, Central Arkansas Library System)

June 25 · Absentee Masters of the Mississippi River · Dr. Kelly Jones (Austin Peay University)

July 30 · Annie Read Reeves’ Chicot County Civil War Diary, 1861-1863 · Dr. Blake Wintory (Lakeport Plantation)

August 27 · Delta Modern (Architecture) · Jennifer Baughn (Mississippi Department of Archives and History)


Lakeport Legacies is a monthly history talk held at the Lakeport Plantation focusing on history in the Delta.  Lakeport Legacies meets on one of the last Thursdays of the spring and summer months at 5:30 p.m. with the program starting at 6:00 p.m. All events are free and open to the public. Guests are asked to RSVP. The Lakeport Plantation is located at 601 Hwy 142, Lake Village, Arkansas. For more information call 870.265.6031 or visit

Lakeport Plantation to Let Freedom Ring on April 14 at 1:00 p.m.!imagesMan0168 Freedom Poster.pdf - Google Chrome 482015 33527 PM.bmpLAKEPORT PLANTATION TO ‘LET FREEDOM RING’

Lakeport Plantation to celebrate 150th anniversary of 13th Amendment

In honor of the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery, the Lakeport Plantation will join the Arkansas Civil War Commission in a ringing of bells 13 times at 13:00 (1 p.m.). In 1860, Chicot County was home to 7,512 slaves; Lakeport claimed 155 that year. Lakeport is honored to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the 13th amendment abolishing slavery in Arkansas and the rest of the United States.

Tuesday, April 14, 1:00 p.m.

Lakeport Plantation, 601 Hwy 142, Lake Village, AR 71653

Everyone attending is encouraged to bring a bell to let freedom ring!

This local event is part of a statewide initiative sponsored by the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission to celebrate this historic event.

Questions? 870.265.6031