Free Magnolia Mound Plantation Tour and Early Conference Check-In, Free Afternoon LSU Tours, William Bartram Marker Dedication and Wine and Cheese Reception.
A full day of guest speakers covering Bartram’s Louisiana Travels; Marking Bartram’s Trail; Literature, Art, and the Natural World; Remembering John Hall; The History of the Bartram Trail Conference. Followed up with cocktails on the plaza, banquet and keynote address.
Begin this field trip with a tree stroll and brunch at the LSU Hilltop Arboretum which will be offered at two different times during the morning (9am or 11am). Then follow William Bartram’s trail as you travel in your card to New Roads in Point Coupee Parish, the terminus of his travels in Louisiana. Randy Harelson and Richard Gibbs will be your hosts for a tour of their historic home, LeJuene House (Circa 1810) and its garden.