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!
Showing Results 21- 25 of 26
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
Facility Management division hires local students in key positions. Read more
Decendants of Enslaved Workers and Sharecroppers Visit Oakland Read more
Did You Know?
The cultivation of cotton by traditional methods required a large workforce, and until recently this was composed of African American and Cane River Creole workers. It was the departure of these workers in the 1950s that signaled the end of the plantation system.