• Courtesy of Charles Ward

    Cane River Creole

    National Historical Park Louisiana

Rangers Celebrate Black History Month with Outreach Programs

Ranger Jessica Scott with students from the Martin Luther King Head Start Program.
Park Ranger Jessica Scott with students from the Martin Luther King Head Start Program
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News Release Date: February 29, 2012

 NATCHITOCHES - In honor of Black History Month staff from Cane River Creole National Historical Park presented outreach programs at every Head Start classroom within Natchitoches Parish. Park Rangers read aloud the children's biography of Clementine Hunter, "Art from the Heart". After the story, students attempted to create their own piece of original art, using Clementine's unique style. 

Park staff is available to present outreach programs to schools, church groups, or any other type of organization. The programs can cover a variety of topics which relate to the in park's interpretive themes. If you are interested in hosting an outreach program, please call Nathan Hatfield at 318 356-8441.

Did You Know?

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Like other landowners in the French colony of Louisiana, the Prud’hommes and Hertzogs harvested young pigeons for a delicacy called “squab.” Pigeonniers on the plantations reflected the owners' wealth and status.