Celebrate Festivals in Natchitoches

"A Resilient People: Traditional Folklife in Louisiana"

Please join us at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum from 6:00-7:30 p.m. for a roundtable discussion with scholars and cultural authorities focusing on current folklife traditions practiced by several of Louisiana’s folk communities. Also included will be live music from some of Louisiana's finest folk musicians, as well as free samples of folk foods!

Moderator

Dr. Shane Rasmussen, NSU Associate Professor of English and Director of the Louisiana Folklife Center

Scholars

Dustin Fuqua, Chief of Resource Management, Cane River Creole National Historical Park
Dr. Pete Gregory, NSU Professor of Anthropology, Academic Advisor for the Creole Heritage Center, and Curator for the NSU Williamson Museum

Crafts Persons

F.J. Delphin, Creole foodways and food preservation, hunting, trapping, and fishing
Rhonda Gauthier, NW Louisiana Native American foodways, will bring free samples of tamales
Juanita Leonard, folk artist
Becky Meziere, Clifton Choctaw pine straw basket maker
Vera Severin, Creole foodways, will bring free samples of pecan candy and tea cakes

Musicians

Ed Huey, blues musician 
John Litzenberg, blues musician
Wayne Singleton, zydeco musician

Event date: 
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Location: 
800 Front Street, Natchitoches, LA 71457