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How an Enslaved Person Copes with Little Hope
USA Today's 10 Best in South : Oak Alley Plantation
Oak Alley Spring 2014 Photo Contest Photo eBook Now Available!
New Zealand Herald: Oak Alley a Step Back into Bygone Days

Jacques Télésphore Roman was born in Opelousas, Louisiana, on May 22nd in 1800. "Télésphore" Roman is well known here at Oak Alley Plantation - he was the owner of this property, and it was under his tutelage that our antebellum Big House mansion was designed and constructed between 1837 and 1839. Today, we honor Jacques' birthday.

If you've visited Oak Alley in the past, you may be aware that Jacques' extended family once owned much of the land in this area and along the river, including the land that comprises today's Oak Alley Plantation. The Romans owned this property until just after the US Civil War.

But, did you know that the aristocratic Roman family had been in the "New World" for several generations before Oak Alley's Big House was built, and "our" Jacques was not the first Jacques Roman in his family to live in Louisiana? 

Fall Newsletter Available Online
From "French Creole culture" to "modern day Louisiana," this iconic home has witnessed 175 years of history!
Oak Alley Foundation recently acquired a unique piece of history!
In 1866, Oak Alley Plantation was sold at auction. What would happen to the fabulous plantation over the next 175 years?
Oak Alley Plantation Made From Gingerbread!