The Natchitoches Historical Foundation, assisted by the Natchitoches Service League, held the second and final weekend of its signature Christmas Tour of Homes Thursday December 17 through Saturday, December 19. This year’s tour included the Lemee House, Cunningham Law Office, Prudhomme Roquier House and the Roque House. The Lemee House featured different displays each weekend and the Prudhomme Roquier House was set up museum style with examples of Natchitoches art and culture. The Roque House has not been open to the public in over a decade, so the tour was an excellent opportunity to see this unique structure before its upcoming renovation.
The NHF Christmas Tour of Homes is a long standing and beloved local tradition that draws in hundreds of visitors every year. It is the principal fundraiser for the foundation’s mission of preservation and education. The foundation sponsors scholarships at NSU in addition to working to preserve our area’s history. The NHF also sponsors the annual American Cemetery Tour and school tours of area historic sites. The man and women of the Natchitoches Historic Foundation work tirelessly throughout the year to preserve and protect our community’s history and to make our community a better place in which to live.