WHO: 64 Parishes, a publication of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, with the Natchitoches Convention and Visitors Bureau
WHAT: Publication party celebrating the release of the fall 2019 issue and the 2019LEH Lifetime Contributions to the Humanities Honoree, Dr. Hiram F. “Pete” Gregory
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 18 | 5:30–7:30 p.m.
WHERE: The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, 800 Front St. inNatchitoches, Louisiana
HOW: Admission is free, and registration is not required.
WHY: 64 Parishes magazine—the publication of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities—the Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame have teamed up to toast the latest issue of 64 Parishes on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 5:30–7:30 p.m. in Natchitoches.
The party will also celebrate this year’s LEH Lifetime Contributions to the Humanities Honoree, Dr. Hiram F. “Pete” Gregory. An archaeologist and longtime faculty member at Northwestern State University, Gregory serves as academic advisor to the Louisiana Creole Heritage Center and curator for NSU’s Williamson Museum.
64 Parishes’ fall issue, focused on Louisiana foodways, also highlights the work of folklorist and filé maker John Oswald Colson and anthropologist Dustin Fuqua to ensure the sustainability of sassafras and the file-making tradition. Both men will be at the event to take part in a moderated discussion with Gregory on central Louisiana’s food traditions.
Taking place at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, 800 Front St., the publication party will also feature refreshments, mingling and giveaways.Complimentary bites and beer will be on offer from students in NSU’s Hospitality Management and Tourism program and Cane River Brewing Company.
About the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities
The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities to all residents of the state. Guided by the vision that everyone can realize their full potential through the humanities, LEH partners with communities, institutions and individuals to provide grant-supported outreach programs, literacy initiatives for all ages, publications, film and radio documentaries, museum exhibitions, public lectures, library projects, 64 Parishes magazine, and other diverse public humanities programming. For more information, visit www.leh.org.