New Roof is Completed

Over the past year, the Godchaux-Reserve House Historical Society has made great progress with restoring the badly worn home that was once a hub of the St. John the Baptist Parish’s 18th century sugar industry. Stephen Guidry, president of the society, worked with...

Materials Cultivation

As part of the Godchaux-Reserve House materials cultivation, Stephen Guidry and volunteers collected cypress trees from the former Godchaux swamp lands and milled the logs for fresh cypress lumber for the restoration of the...

Send us your pictures of the past

This drawing of cute kids created for the bags of sugar produced by the Godchaux Sugar Refinery in the 1800s was taken to simply document a bustling time in the sugar industry. Now, this picture portrays the past and gives us a glimpse of history in the small town of...

Major Accomplishments Celebrated

The Godchaux-Reserve House Historical Society held a ceremony November 30 celebrating a major accomplishment for the society — the completion of a new roof and stabilization of the badly worn home that was once the heart of the St. John the Baptist Parish’s 18th...