Fall tours begin Sept. 24

Times file photo of 2017 Children's Tour of Homes

It will be a busy fall for the members of the Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches (APHN).

The Third Grade Children’s Tour of Historic Natchitoches will be the mornings of Sept. 24-28. “We had the most eighth graders to ever volunteer to be interpreters. They are an enthusiastic group, and we will be working with them two days a week on their roles as people in Natchitoches history. We need some more volunteers to be walkers and site sitters,” said APHN board member Anne Stevens

Contact Dee Fowler  phone: 332-8951 to volunteer or email: dedelynn68@yahoo.com

The Natchitoches Fall Pilgrimage and Tour of Homes will be will be Oct. 12-14. The tour was designated as one of Louisiana’s Top Twenty Events.  There will be a ribbon cutting at Clementine Hunter’s House at 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 12.  A short ceremony will be planned and is open to the public

The Speaker Series was so popular last year that APHN will have a Saturday morning series at Lemee House and an afternoon series at Melrose.

The Town Tour will include four historic buildings and one historic home.  The hours are 9 a. m. to 4 p.m.   At the Lemee House three speakers will be stationed under a tent in the Garden. The schedule is • 9:30 – 10 a.m.,  Brittain Family members •10:30 a. m. – 11,  Dr. Bill Bryant   •11:30 a. m. – 12, Dr. Susan Dollar

Tours of Lemee House will also be available.