The Old Benevolent Society

The Old Benevolent Society

Built in 1883, the Old Benevolent Society of West Feliciana Parish was established after the Civil War to help freed slaves as the area’s oldest burial insurance lodge. Over time, the organization grew to be an integral part of the African-American community. The Society covered the cost of a decent burial, cared for the sick, provided food for the needy, fostered union and fellowship amongst the community, and even established an early form of medical insurance.

A group of dedicated preservationists along with the local Order of the Easter Star (OES) ladies have begun an initiative to preserve and restore the Old Benevolent Society building.

Read more about the history here and watch the restoration video of the building here.

11738 Ferdinand Street,
St. Francisville, LA 70775

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