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Grace Episcopal Church (2010)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, 30.7764097, -91.3890449

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2010-02-05

Duration: 00:08:01

Subjects: Grace Episcopal Church (Saint Francisville, La.) | CHURCHES | Places of worship | History | Civil War | Hart, John Elliot, 1824-1863 | Leake, William Walter, 1833-1912


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Pourciau, Shirley Interviewee
  • Leake, Robert S. Interviewee


This segment from the February 5, 2010, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s visit to Grace Episcopal Church in St. Francisville. Whinham tours the church and talks about its history with member Shirley Pourciau. He also speaks to Robert S. Leake, the great-great grandson of W.W. Leake, about his grandfather’s role in allowing the masonic burial of Commander John Hart, a Union naval officer, in the church’s cemetery on Confederate soil during the Civil War in 1863, a day commemorated as “The Day the War Stopped.” Whinham and Leake also tour the graves of Hart and W.W. Leake in the Grace Episcopal Church Cemetery. This story is a part of the “Places of Worship” series. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford