This week, local school children toured the sights of the historic district during the Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches’ (APHN) Third Grade Children’s Historical Tour.
Third graders from M.R. Weaver, Natchitoches Magnet, Fairview Alpha, Goldonna Elementary, Marthaville Elementary, Oasis of Love, NSU E-Lab and Provencal Elementary learned the histories of locations such as the Lemee House, Prudhomme-Rouquier House, Trinity Episcopal Church, the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Roque House/Beau Jardin on the riverbank.
Students also toured the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, made Play-Dough meat pies (and tasted authentic Natchitoches meat pies) at First United Methodist Church and enjoyed music by Ed Huey on the Fleur de Lis Stage while having refreshments including cookies and lemonade made by Natchitoches Regional Medical Center employees and handed out by Lions Club members, above.
The tours are also made possible by the Cane River Creole Heritage Area and volunteers from the APHN, Les Amies Club and Hall of Fame Museum staff. See more photos and full article in the weekend, Sept. 25-26, edition of the Natchitoches Times.
Photo by Hannah Richardson