By Kevin Shannahan
The Natchitoches Historic Foundation held its Membership Celebration on May 2 at the Roque House in the downtown riverbank area. The members got together in the picturesque setting to promote new membership and to recognize some members for their above and beyond service to the organization and the community.
Ms. Brenda Rinehart was recognized with a Non-Board Member Volunteer Award while Ms. Hillary Bennett received the Outstanding Board Member Award.
The approximately 150 members of the Natchitoches Historic Foundation are “…dedicated to its mission of preservation, education, and advocacy…” of our area’s unique history. The Foundation sponsors tours of the American Cemetery each year for local eighth graders as well as the tour of the American Cemetery for adults and families. The group also sponsors the popular Christmas Tour of Homes.
The Natchitoches Historical Foundation is an integral part of preserving our area’s past for the enjoyment and education of future generations.