Dr. Robert Cavanaugh, chancellor of Louisiana State University at Alexandria, invites the public to attend the first public tour of the Epps House on Wednesday, May 17, 2000 at 3 p.m. on the LSUA campus. The tour was postponed earlier in the month due to heavy rains.
The Epps House was first built in 1852 by Edwin Epps, a small planter based in the area. The house has been relocated several times in its history, but has now been reconstructed on the campus using much of the original materials. The Epps House will serve as the starting point for the Northup Trail. Epps owned Solomon Northup, author of the famous narrative Twelve Years a Slave. The Epps House is the first structure in what will become a center for plantation life studies on the LSUA campus.