NSU’s Creole Heritage Center Celebrates 25 Years of Preservation and Education

NSU’s Creole Heritage Center celebrated its silver anniversary at the campus’ Magale Hall Thursday, October 12. A crowd of around 50 friends and supporters of the Center joined State Senator Louie Bernard and Center Director Dr. Kent Peacock in celebrating the Creole Heritage Center’s first 25 years. The attendees enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment from NSU CAPA students.

Magale Hall also houses the university’s art gallery. The gallery is hosting a show sponsored by the center entitled “Elemental Threads”, featuring works by three artists with ties to our Creole community.

Senator Bernard presented the Creole Heritage Center with congratulatory proclamations from the Louisiana Legislature and Governor John Bel Edwards. Persons such as Terrel Delphin, Janet Colson, Dr. Pete Gregory and Louise Llorens who were essential to the founding and early operation of the Creole Heritage Center were also honored.

The Creole Heritage Center serves as a repository of over 6,700 items, 5,000 scanned images, 500 books and articles and 425 audio visual items. These resources are used by the center in its mission of documentation, preservation, and education.

NSU’s Creole Heritage Center is an integral part of our area’s historic preservation and educational scene.