Suzanne Turner Associates

Burden Plantation

The Burden Center, consisting of a branch of the Louisiana Agricultural Center, the Rural Life Museum, and Windrush Home and Gardens was a special project of STA, which developed a Cultural Landscape Report documenting the current conditions at the center, and formulated a statement of significance and assessment of integrity for Burden. Using film footage from the 1920s, aerial photographs from 1934 to the present, and extensive interviews with participants, we came up with a set of recommendations for future interpretation and development that managers of this property can utilize for maximum protection of historical and cultural assets.