Lunchtime Lagniappe: ‘The Ghost of East Hall’ to explore NSU ghost legend


The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum, 800 Front St. will host Lunchtime Lagniappe: “The Ghost of East Hall” Friday, Oct. 29 from 12:15-12:45 p.m.

Debbie Dietrich-Smith, Chief of Historic Landscapes from NCPTT, will discuss one of Northwestern State University’s oldest traditions: The Legend of Isabelle the Ghost.

Have you heard of the ghost who lives on the NSU campus? Every incoming freshman learns her tale. But what exactly is the legend, and how has the legend changed over the years? This presentation will look at the life, loves, and tragedy of the young woman who died at her own hand by a dagger to the heart. It will visit the places on campus she has inhabited and share how she was “moved” from building to building by students. It will explore the ways students have celebrated her existence and shared her story for over 125 years. Come learn about the Ghost of East Hall, NSU’s oldest inhabitant.

This program is free and open to the public. State regulations regarding masks and physical distancing will be followed.

Visit or call (318) 357-2492 for more information.