Hall of Fame – Billy Cannon’s Tuesday evening event at museum postponed due to weather


The risk of severe weather and forecast of heavy rain and thunderstorms Tuesday has forced the postponement of Tuesday evening’s scheduled appearance by the legendary Billy Cannon at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum.

Cannon, to date the only LSU football player to win the coveted Heisman Trophy, was slated to visit the museum from 5-7 Tuesday evening for a book signing and question and answer session open free of charge.

The appearance is being rescheduled for mid-December, providing those coming to Natchitoches opportunity to enjoy the lights and holiday spirit of Louisiana’s “City of Lights” along with being able to meet Dr. Cannon and get his new book personally inscribed.  The date for the event will be announced shortly. The fabled Christmas lights in Natchitoches will be turned on this Saturday night for the first time this year.

When rescheduled next month, the event will also include a question and answer session in the museum.

Cannon is one of over 60 LSU sports heroes enshrined in the Hall of Fame.

The museum is located at 800 Front Street, at the north traffic circle in historic downtown Natchitoches, recently chosen as the country’s “Best Small Town in the South” by USAToday.com voters. Free parking is available on Front Street, the riverfront or one block to the rear of the museum at the Natchitoches Events Center (750 Second Street).

For more information about the event and the book, contact:

Lisa Babin, Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation, LisaBabin@LaSportsHall.com, 318-458-0166;

Jennae Biddiscombe, Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum,  jbiddiscombe@crt.la.gov, 318-357-2493;

Erin Rolfs, LSU Press, erolfs@lsu.edu, 225-578-8282.