Lunchtime Lagniappe: Old Normal to NSU: The Evolution of Campus Athletic Fields

Join the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum for a lunchtime lecture on the evolution of sports venues on the campus of Northwestern State University. Athletics have been part of the NSU campus as far back the late 1890s, when football, baseball, and basketball grounds, together with tennis courts are first mentioned in the 1897-1898 school announcement. The type of athletics as well as the location of playing fields have changed over the years as the campus expanded and modernized. This lunchtime lecture will look at the evolution of NSU playing fields and sports facilities from the turn of the century to present day, with a bit of NSU fun facts mixed in.

Debbie Smith is the Chief of Historic Landscapes at the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, an office of the National Park Service, located in the old Women’s Gymnasium on the NSU campus.

Visitors are encouraged to bring their lunches with them and eat while listening to the presentation.

Regulations regarding masks and physical distancing will be followed. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call (318) 357-2492.