Melrose Plantation is a historic house museum located in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana. Discover the two-hundred year history of beautiful Melrose Plantation: Hear how the birth of a slave, Marie Therese Coincoin, and her ten Franco-African children with Claude Thomas Pierre Metoyer became the legacy of the Isle Brevelle Creole Community. Realize the impact of the American Civil War and Reconstruction on Cane River and the survival of a southern plantation along with the establishment of the Melrose freedman school by Fanny Hertzog. Explore the wonders of the early 20th-century Melrose artists' retreat founded by Carmelite Garrett Henry and follow the discovery of Clementine Hunter, one-time Melrose cook, as she emerged to become Louisiana's most celebrated primitive artist.
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