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The PCHS is hosting an oral history harvest of Cherie Quarters, the community near Riverlake Plantation where generations of African Americans resided for over a century. Cherie Quarters was the childhood home of author, Ernest Gaines, and inspiration for his litany works.

As in "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman", former Cherie Quarters residents and their descendants will be asked to recount their personal tales & family history of individuals, events and other happenings at Cherie Quarters.

The History Harvest will consist of interviews of former residents and descendants of residents of Cherie Quarters. Participants are encouraged to bring photographs and heirlooms of family to document as part of the harvest.

Appointments for interviews can be made by contacting the PCHS at

225-638-6575 or emailing

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The Pointe Coupee Historical Society
Is pleased to announce it has received the Rebirth Grant. This program is funded under a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 
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The Pointe Coupee Historical Society
Is pleased to announce it has received the 2023 Louisiana Culture Care Fund.
Funding for this 2023 Louisiana Culture Care Fund Grant has been provided by the State of Louisiana and administered by the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.
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Jazz Brunch 2023 at
The Historic Valverda
Home was a success. Thank you to all our sponsors and guests! See you next year. 
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The Pointe Coupee Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by a group of interested local citizens in 1975.  


For almost 50 years we have presented history talks,  exhibits, roundtable discussions, educational programs for students and teachers, concerts, plays, films, and many other meaningful community gatherings. We also develop museum collections and place historic markers at sites throughout our parish.


In 2012 LSU Press published New Roads and Old Rivers: Louisiana’s Historic Pointe Coupee Parish; Photographs by Richard Sexton; Text by Randy Harelson, with Brian Costello.  The book is in its second printing with 5,000 copies in print.  The Historical Society coordinated the book’s development and raised the funds to pay for research and photography by one of Louisiana’s finest photographers. It is for sale at the Poydras Center.

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