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La. Treasures: Magnolia Mound Plantation (2017)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Art

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, 30.4262376, -91.1893914

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2017-11-10

Duration: 00:03:07

Subjects: Magnolia Mound Plantation (Baton Rouge, La.) | PLANTATIONS | History | Architecture


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Sykes, John Interviewee


This “Louisiana Treasures” segment from the November 10, 2017, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” focuses on Magnolia Mound Plantation in Baton Rouge. It includes an interview with John Sykes, the executive director, who discusses: the history of the plantation; their mission of educating school children about life in colonial Louisiana; the seven historic structures on the property; and their visitors from France and French-speaking Canada. Host: James Fox-Smith