Please join us at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum as Dr. Gary Joiner talks about The Great Raft on Red River and its influence on the history and geography of Natchitoches Parish and nearby areas. Hundreds of years old and hundreds of miles long, the raft changed the landscape and impeded transportation up Red River before Captain Henry Shreve began the monumental task of clearing it.
Dr. Joiner is the Chair of the Department of History and Social Sciences as well as the Director of the Red River Regional Studies Center at LSU-Shreveport. He is an authority on Louisiana history, the Civil War, Geography, Cemeteries and Iconography, and much more.
Please visit our website or call (318) 357-2492 for more information.
Free and open to the public.
This Smithsonian Institution Museum on Main Street (MoMS) Water/Ways tour is part of the BHP-funded project, Coastal Impacts: An Integrated Approach for Community Adaptation, Understanding, and Planning, which assists local communities to build intergenerational coastal literacy through community conversations around books, film, and exhibitions, fostering greater understanding of and support for coastal restoration. projects