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Natchitoches: Confluence of Cultures in the Red River Valley

Natchitoches, LA
May 18-21, 2022

NCPTT is hosting the Alliance for Historic Landscape’s 42nd Annual Meeting in 2022. The four-day event will include presentations that promote lively and thoughtful discussions regarding cultural landscape and preservation and conservation, in particular discussions addressing French and Spanish landscapes in the Red River Valley and landscapes of enslavement, free people of color, and segregation. Participants will have the opportunity to visit historic sites in Natchitoches, the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase, and along the Cane River, home of the Isle Brevelle Creole community.

Field sessions will include the Natchitoches train depot, one of the few surviving examples of architectural segregation in the city; the Melrose Plantation, founded by a free person of color and transformed into an early 20th century artist colony; the Magnolia Plantation where we will experience a bousillage demonstration; and downtown Natchitoches to tour the national historic landmark district including stops at the Kaffee-Frederick General Mercantile and the Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.

For more information, contact Debbie Smith at e-mail us

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Last updated: April 6, 2022