October 15, 2010
THE ROST HOME COLONY
Title: Gen. Research Soc. of N.O.
Date: Monday October 18, 2010
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location: Whitney Bank, 1441 Metairie Rd., Metairie, LA
Notes: Jackie Milan will be the speaker. Jackie is a new member. She
volunteers at the Archdiocese Archives.
The topic for the meeting by Jacqueline Milan is "The Rost Home Colony." The colony was one of only 4 experimental colonies all located in Louisiana to assist freed slaves move from plantation life into the general population.
This experiment was part of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands Act. The colonies existed for 18 months during the Civil War. Rost was located on the site of present day Destrehan Plantation. The Destrehan Plantation is also where the enslaved persons were tried who participated in the 1811 Slave Revolt.