CRNHA to Co-Host Los Adaes Open House September 29

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Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. (CRNHA) and the Los Adaes Foundation will co-host a Volunteer Open House at Los Adaes State Historic Site on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 4-6 p.m.

Since May of 2016, CRNHA has partnered with the Louisiana Office of State Parks and the Friends of Los Adaes to manage the daily operations of the site. “We are proud of our partnership and the work our staff and volunteers have been able to accomplish at Los Adaes,” remarked Rebecca Blankenbaker, CRNHA Executive Director. “The Open House is an opportunity for us to showcase our achievements, while sharing upcoming projects, programs, and volunteer opportunities with the community,” continued Blankenbaker.

Visitors will be able to explore the site including the heritage garden, simulated archaeological site, and visitor center. “Additionally, visitors will have the opportunity to meet with the staff and learn about new program offerings,” commented Michael Mumaugh, CRNHA Heritage Ranger.

“Los Adaes is a great educational and recreational resource for not only the surrounding communities of Robeline and Natchitoches, but the entire State of Louisiana. We would like to invite folks to come join the Los Adaes Foundation as we work with Cane River National Heritage Area to improve the site,” remarked Michael Marlbut, President of the Los Adaes Foundation.

The Friends of Los Adaes Foundation will be offering Gumbo with crackers, cake, and a drink for $8 to help raise funds for the organization. Cash or check are accepted the day of the event. Please pre-register for your meal at BUY TICKETS HERE .

The program is free and open to the public. Meals are available for purchase from 4-6 p.m. A presentation on the happenings at Los Adaes will begin at 5:15 p.m. For more information, contact CRNHA by phone at 318-356-5555 or by email to

Los Adaes SHS is located just off Highway 6 near Robeline at 6354 Highway 485.