Colonial Workshops

Serveral Colonial Workshops will be held at Fort St. Jean State Historic Site in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The fee to participate is $6.00. Particpates must RSVP by calling 318-357-3101 or 888-677-7853.
July 19, 2014
Materials do Matter
Daub it with Bousillage
10 a.m. – noon
August 16, 2014
Colonial Stitches
1 – 5 p.m.
September 20, 2014
The French Marine Carpenter
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

2014 Creole Heritage Celebration

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Creole Heritage Center will host the 2014 Creole Heritage Celebration Nov. 6-7, celebrating 300 years of cultural heritage through “Sounds of Music.”  Events will include a reception, an art exhibit, silent auction and several musical performances, including the premier performance of “Opera Creole” by Dr. Wilfred Delphin, faculty member and artist in residence at Xavier University in New Orleans. 

Louisiana Legislature Honors Louisiana's Oldest General Store

Natchitoches, Louisiana - The Louisiana Legislature commends and congratulates Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile for its 150 years of service in Natchitoches Parish. A resolution was presented by Senator Gerald Long and Representative Kenny Cox to Luke Frederick, president of the company.

Mystery Dinner Theatre: A Prom to Die For

NATCHITOCHES – Dillon Dewitt appears to be making up for lost time. Dewitt, senior theatre major at Northwestern State University, has just four years of theatrical experience, but landed the role of Mr. Bardalucci in “A Prom to Die For,” which opens Wednesday, July 30 at NSU.
“A Prom to Die For” runs on July 30 – Aug. 2 and Aug. 6 – 9 on the stage of the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25. For more information, call (318) 357-4218 or (318) 357-4483. 

LA Folk Life Center named Master Folk Artists


NATCHITOCHES – The Cane River Green Market will extend its summer season through August 23, 2014.  The Cane River Green Market is open every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on the downtown riverbank in Natchitoches.
“Due to the harsh winter, many of the crops were late.  Extending the market an additional three weeks will give our local farmers a better opportunity to sell their fruits and vegetables,” stated Samantha Bonnette, manager of the Cane River Green Market. 

Black-Clear Lake Drawdown Begins

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will begin to reduce the level of water on Black-Clear Lake near Campti in Natchitoches Parish beginning July 1.
Authorities say the drawdown is planned in an effort to improve fisheries habitat and control nuisance aquatic vegetation.
Although recent surveys show plant coverage levels are lower than previous years, they are expected to increase during the coming months.

Natchitoches Featured in Where to Retire Magazine

Natchitoches, LA, has been selected a top retirement destination by Where to Retire, the only magazine in America geared toward helping people with retirement relocation decisions. Natchitoches is one of eight cities profiled in a feature titled “8 Fishing Cities: Great Lures Across the U.S.” in the July/August issue, available nationwide on June 17, 2014.

Goldman Thibodeaux wins Folklife Heritage Award

Louisiana's Oldest General Store Named #1 Attraction in Natchitoches, Louisiana

NATCHITOCHES, LOUISIANA- The world's largest travel website named Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile the number one attraction in Natchitoches, Louisiana. This week, TripAdvisor awarded the old hardware store the "Certificate of Excellence".


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