Nov. 8 Fall Membership Gala to recognize heritage projects

November 2, 2009 | Leave a Comment

The Natchitoches Historic Foundation will hold its 2009 Natchitoches Preservation Fall Gala Nov. 8 at the Foundation’s headquarters on Second St. Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

NHF will recognize the recipients of its major preservation awards at the gala.

Among the recognitions being presented are the Ann W. Brittain “Saving Natchitoches Treasures” Award, which was started in 2003 and named in honor of Ann W. Brittain, a founding member of the Natchitoches Historic Foundation and a leading historic preservationist throughout her life.

NHF will also present the Knipmeyer Award for Historic Preservation in honor of one of our organization’s founding members and a leader in historic preservation in Natchitoches, Mr. Robert Knipmeyer. In 1998, Knipmeyer provided a generous financial contribution in honor of his late wife, Jane, that enabled the NHF to retire the debt incurred in restoring the Cunningham Law Office, which serves as the Foundation’s headquarters.

NHF will also introduce the winner of its Mildred Hart Bailey Scholarship. The award is given each year to a student in the NSU Master’s of Heritage Resources program. For the latest details, visit

Fall 2009 Cemetery Cleaning Day to be held Nov. 7

November 2, 2009 | Leave a Comment

On Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, the Natchitoches Historic Foundation will sponsor a cemetery cleaning day at the Catholic Cemetery, which is located between Rue Fifth and Rue Sixth in Natchitoches. The project will occur between 8 a.m. and noon. The workshop is free and all cleaning materials will be provided by the Natchitoches Historic Foundation along with a free lunch. Instructors will inform participants of the proper techniques to clean and maintain graves. If you are interested in participating, please contact us via our website or by e-mail: