The Natchitoches Historic Foundation, one of the oldest and largest groups dedicated to historic preservation in the area with over 150 members, held its annual Membership Gala at The Cunningham Law Office May 8. The event was held to recruit new members as well as celebrate the group’s accomplishments throughout the year. New board members Jacque Horton, John Cunningham, and John and Kathy Richardson were named. The group awarded Mildred Hart Bailey Scholarships to Ariel Bailey and Molly Dickerson and donated $5,000 to the American Cemetery. Wrought iron chairs named in memory of Bobby DeBlieux and Robby Lucky were also unveiled.
Each year the NHF holds its signature tours of the American Cemetery, both for area 8th graders and the general public. The popular and educational tours feature re-enactors portraying some of the well known people buried in the cemetery. The foundation also holds the Annual Christmas Tours of area historic homes.
The Natchitoches Historic Foundation makes our community better with its mission of “Preservation, Education and Advocacy.”