Fall Pilgrimage features historical homes across Natchitoches Parish

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The Association for Preservation of Historic Natchitoches (APHN) packed 14 historic properties into a three-day Fall Pilgrimage across Natchitoches Parish Oct. 12-14.

The candlelight tour Friday evening gave visitors a sneak peak into some of the buildings on the Northwestern campus including the President’s Home, Russell Hall, Varnado Hall, and Nelson Hall, which house the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT). A special “Cane River Ladies” play by APHN member Dr. Vicki Parrish was performed in the Varnado Hall Ballroom.

Saturday featured homes in the historic district including the Lemee House, Prudhomme-Roquier House, Cunningham Law Office, LA Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum and Hill Haven.

A series of speakers at the Lemee House by Dr. Cissy Picou, Eliza Brittain Behrendsen, Dr. Bill Bryant and Dr. Susan Dollar informed visitors of some of the area’s history.

Saturday and Sunday features a walk through the Cane River National Heritage Area with Cherokee Plantation, Oakland Plantation, the Badin-Roque House, Melrose Plantation and St. Augustine Church.