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NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will host the Sixth Annual Louisiana Studies Conference Sept.19-20 in the A.A. Fredericks Fine Arts Center and Fine Arts Annex. The conference opens at 2:30 p.m. on September 19, and presentations start at 3:15 p.m. Scholars from throughout Louisiana and seven other states will make presentations on aspects of Louisiana [...]Find out more »
Pineville, LA – The Alexandria VA Health Care System will hold a Prisoner of War/Missing In Action (POW/MIA) Remembrance Service on Friday, September 19, 2014, at 2 pm, in the VA Building 8 Auditorium.
The community is invited to join us in honoring the POW/MIAs who have sacrificed so much for our country. Highlights include guest [...]
Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches – The French Marine Carpenter, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Come learn the ways of French marines and French colonist in the 18th century. This workshop will show how carpenters worked. Participants will be able to keep a hands-on project. The fee for this special session a $6 per [...]Find out more »
Marksville State Historic Site, Marksville – Prehistoric Mounds Tour, 10 a.m. and noon. Join the staff and volunteers for special guided tours and demonstrations of the area and daily tasks, as performed by the area’s original residents. For more information call 888.253.8954 toll free or 253.8954 locally.Find out more »
The Jewish Temple in Alexandria (Gemiluth Chassodim) will celebrate two Milestones in Jewish History – Our Temple’s 155th Anniversary and dedicating the plaque for our Temple building’s recent admission to the National Register of Historic Places.
Please join us on Sunday, September 21, at 2:00 pm, at 2021 Turner St (next to the YWCA, formerly the [...]
Friends of the Deridder Army Air Base (DAAB) to host the 1st Annual Commemoration of the 1941 Louisiana Maneuvers & “Grasshopper Fly-in” at Beauregard Regional Airport DeRidder, LA September 26 and 27th.
This Living History Event will take you back to the 1941 Louisiana Maneuvers, forward thru WWII and into present day military training in Louisiana. [...]
NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University and the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana will co-host Denise Bates of Arizona State University for a presentation and panel discussion Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the Friedman Student Union. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.
Bates, the author of “The Other Movement: Indian Rights and [...]
October 1 and 15, Fort Jesup State Historic Site, Many – Wednesday is for Spinning, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Every first and third Wednesday of the month, Fort Jesup State Historic Site staff will provide spinning demonstrations while discussing how fabric was created and used during colonial days. For more information call 888.677.5378 toll [...]Find out more »
October 4 and 25, Forts Randolph and Buhlow State Historic Site, Pineville – Campfire Cooking Demonstration, 10 a.m. – noon. Food prepared will parallel camp cuisine common in Federal and Confederate encampments, but will also include seasonal fruits and vegetables that may have been available to foraging soldiers. This program offers opportunities to interpret period [...]Find out more »
October 4, Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Natchitoches – Boule Lyonnaise, 1 – 4:30 p.m. Every first Saturday of the month, visitors can learn to play the French game of Boule Lyonnaise (similar to the Italian) Bocce. All ages are welcome, and the program is held as weather permits. For more information call [...]Find out more »