CHC director will speak at FLASH Lunchtime Lagniappe Friday

Dr. Kent Peacock, assistant professor of history at Northwestern State University, will speak at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and North Louisiana History Museum Friday, Dec. 16 as part of the Friends of the Louisiana Sports and History (FLASH) Lunchtime Lagniappe series.   

The talk will begin at 12:15 p.m., is free and open to the public. Visitors are welcome to bring their lunch and eat during the presentation. 

Peacock, director of the Creole Heritage Center at NSU, will discuss the 25th anniversary celebration of the CHC coming up in 2023.  Since it opened its doors in 1998 the CHC has worked to promote and foster knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of Louisiana Creoles and their culture through a variety of publications and events in Louisiana and throughout the United States. The CHC is also home to a publicly available genealogy and resource library on Louisiana Creole families, history, and culture. 

Peacock will discusses how the passionate work of many local residents made the CHC a reality, how the CHC has celebrated and helped preserve Louisiana Creole culture over the past 25 years, and how the public can be a part of the next phase of the CHC’s history.  

For more information, contact Peacock or (318) 357-6686