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Traditional Vernacular Architecture in Creole Natchitoches & Cane River

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Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site

155 Jefferson Street

Natchitoches, LA 71457

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Three-and-a-half days of tours, seminars and social events in historic Natchitoches, LA and the surrounding Cane River Country.

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The Louisiana Architecture Foundation and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art – Louisiana Chapter (ICAA-LA) present three-and-a-half days of scheduled tours, seminars and social events in the heart of Louisiana’s Cane River Country, with the upcoming "Traditional Vernacular Architecture in Creole Natchitoches/Natchitoches & Cane River" event. Along with the co-hosts, the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) is assisting as a principal supporter of the event.

The package tour weekend begins on Thursday, Oct. 31, when registrants check in at the Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site for an orientation and short tour of the landmark. The evening ends with a cocktail reception at the historic Samuel Guy House. Then Friday through Sunday, ticket holders can immerse themselves in the fascinating history and culture of Louisiana’s oldest town, as well as the surrounding area.  

On the agenda: Guided tours of Natchitoches’ Historic District; Yucca (Melrose) Plantation, St. Augustine Catholic Church; Badin-Roque House; Oakland Plantation; and Cherokee Plantation.

Some tours will include special talks by historians, academics, architects and craftsmen, who will present on a variety of topics, from Creole landscapes and furniture, to the culture itself.

Guest speakers are: Jeffrey Girard, MA; Cybèle T. Gontar; Eddie Cazayoux, Faia; Dr. Harlan “Mark” Guidry; Patricia Becker, Author: “Cane River Bohemia: Cammie Henry And Her Circle at Melrose Plantation"; Tommy Whitehead, Co-Author: Clementine Hunter: Her Life In Art; Co-Editor: Clementine Hunter: The African House Murals; and Jeff Carbo.

Lodging will be available at the St. Denis Hotel in Natchitoches. Transportation will be provided for the Saturday tours only.

CEUs for this weekend are pending and will be announced soon.

Keep track of the event by visiting the LAF website or visit us on Facebook.

Information is also available on the ICAA-NOLA website and Facebook page.

Questions? Email edwardjc@centurytel.net or ndufourlaf@gmail.com

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Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site

155 Jefferson Street

Natchitoches, LA 71457

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