Cane River National Heritage Area and Cane River Creole National Historical Park hosted a Chamber After Hours event on Aug. 22 at Oakland Plantation to kick-off a series of events that will celebrate their 25th Anniversary.
In 1994, Congress created the National Park and the National Heritage Area to preserve the culture and unique resources of the Cane River region. “Cane River is home to a diverse group of peoples and we have worked tirelessly to use National Park Service standards to authentically tell their stories with the help of our partners,” said Carrie Mardorf, Superintendent of Cane River Creole NHP.
“Our success in preserving the natural and cultural resources of the region are due in large part to the hundreds of community partners we have found over the past two decades,” remarked Rebecca Blankenbaker, Cane River National Heritage Area Executive Director. “We look forward to continuing our legacy of preservation and invite the public to join us this fall.”