Cane River NHA to Host August Lunch and Learn at Grand Ecore Visitor Center

8-11-18 Legends and folk photo - Dr. White

Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. (CRNHA) will host a brown bag lunch and learn lecture entitled, “Red River Legends and Folklore” on Saturday, Aug. 11 at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Grand Ecore Visitor Center.

All along the banks of the mischievous Red River from Natchitoches north to Shreveport, the historical culture has produced compelling stories that come from everyday life. The echoes of these are heard yet today.

Professor Cheryl White, Associate Professor of History at Louisiana State University at Shreveport, will explore some of the folklore surrounding the Red River and its historical basis. “The Red River is full of myths and many of them have been researched and preserved in the works by Dr. White.” remarked CRNHA Heritage Ranger Michael Mumaugh.

The presentation and Q&A will be approximately an hour and half and held at the Grand Ecore Visitor Center on August 11th from 11 am – 12:30 pm. The lecture is free and open to the public. Copies of Dr. White’s book, “A Haunted History of Louisiana Plantations,” will be available for purchase and signing. The books cost $20 and cash or check are accepted. Guests are encouraged to bring their own brown bag lunch. For questions, contact Michael Mumaugh at 318-356-5555.