Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Cane River Creole National Historical Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
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Park staff member works to preserve Creole language. Read more
Noelle Dunn's Oakland Plantation project wins "1st Place Overall" at the Holy Savior Menard Social Studies fair. Read more
Volunteer Thomas Brennan has written a short biograpy of Jacques Alphonse Prud'homme. Prud'homme was a Civil War veteran and owner of Oakland Plantation. Read more
Staff and students count birds for a good cause. Read more
On December 15th, Cane River Creole National Historical Park hosted the grand opening of the newly furnished slave/tenant cabin. The restoration was done by a park VIP who once lived there. Read more
Did You Know?
Today a few of the direct descendants of Oakland's enslaved (such as Marvin Toussaint, great-great grandson of Minique Toussaint, an Oakland fiddler and carpenter) now actively participate in local historic preservation of African American institutions.