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NATCHITOCHES, LA – Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. (CRNHA) will host the Grand Re-Opening of Los Adaes State Historic Site on Saturday, May 6, 2017.The event will begin at 9AM with yoga instructed by Spark Studio of Natchitoches. A guided bird walk will follow at 10AM. Ask an Archaeologist... more
NATCHITOCHES, LA – Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. (CRNHA), will host a brown bag lunch and learn lecture entitled, “Finding Meaning and Preserving the Past: Mapping the Cultural Resources in the Cane River National Heritage Area” on Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Fort St. Jean Baptiste SHS.... more
  CANE RIVER NATIONAL HERITAGE AREA TO OPERATE LOS ADAES STATE HISTORIC SITE  Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, the Office of State Parks and Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. (CRNHA) announce a cooperative agreement to operate Los Adaes State Historic Site in Natchitoches Parish.... more
NATCHTITOCHES –  Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. (CRNHA) announced that it has received a 2016 TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year.... more
5/2/16Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. and the National Park Service (NPS) Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program presented part one of a two-part webinar series focused on cultural heritage program development using underground railroad sites and related histories. Part one of the... more
4/12/16NATCHTITOCHES – Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. (CRNHA) is pleased to announce the re-installation of the Fort Selden Historical Marker located on Highway 6 East, just south of the Grand Ecore Bridge. The original sign was erected in the 1980s by the Louisiana Department of Culture,... more
The NPS National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program with assistance from Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. (CRNHA) will present part one of a two-part webinar series on cultural heritage program development around underground railroad sites and stories.The first webinar in the... more
03/21/2016REQUEST FOR PROPOSALSETHNOGRAPHIC RESEARCH WITH AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBES AND TRADITIONALLY ASSOCIATED PEOPLE AT THE EASTERN TERMINUS OF EL CAMINO REAL DE LOS TEJAS NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL (NPS-ELTE)Cane River Creole National Historical Park, in partnership with Cane River National Heritage... more
3/15/16NATCHTITOCHES – Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. (CRNHA) is pleased to announce it has received a $1,994 grant from the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF). The Every Day Event Grant is sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. and will be used to develop new... more
 NATCHTITOCHES – Northwest Louisiana is home to many unique communities with deep rooted cultural traditions. As part of its mission to promote and preserve these unique and valuable cultural traditions, Cane River National Heritage Area (CRNHA, Inc.) and the US Army Corps of Engineers Grand... more
NATCHTITOCHES – Cane River National Heritage Area, Inc. (CRNHA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers, Grand Ecore Visitors Center (GEVC) are proud to announce the upcoming exhibit Ancient Mounds and Artifacts: Durable Reflections of Transitory Societies. This Irene W. and C.B. Pennington and... more
Certified Interpretive Guide TrainingFort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic SiteNatchitoches, LouisianaFebruary 8 -11, 2016Sponsored by Fort St. Jean Baptiste State Historic Site, Louisiana State Parks, and The National Association for InterpretationEarn your CIG and enjoy the history and beauty of... more
A passive view of the culture of those who inhabited the quarters of cotton plantations has been common among the dry discussions of everyday life of enslaved communities. Beyond the routine of life on a plantation was a community that endured beyond crushing social and personal restrictions that... more
Cane River NHA Partners with US Army Corps of Engineers at Grand EcoreCane River National Heritage Area, Inc. (CRNHA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers signed a cooperative agreement on Monday, November 9, 2015 to operate the Grand Ecore Visitor Center (GEVC) in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Under... more
CRNHA announced the start of its fall/winter walking tour schedule. Beginning September 1st, complimentary walking tours of the National Historic Landmark District will be offered at 11AM and 2PM. “With the celebration of Labor Day, we mark the beginning of Natchitoches’ busy travel season and we... more
Natchitoches, LA, June 30, 2015 – On Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Cane River National Heritage Area (CRNHA) announced a change in the downtown walking tour schedule. “Our tours are currently offered Tuesday through Saturday at 11am and 2pm. However, we’ve reached the point in our year where it’s just too... more
Conservation Work Begins on Creole Patriarch’s TombNatchitoches, LA, March 16, 2015 – Cane River National Heritage Area announced Monday that preservation work has begun on Creole Patriarch Augustin Metoyer’s tomb. Located in the St. Augustine Catholic Church Cemetery, Metoyer’s tomb has been in... more
Natchitoches, LA, December 8, 2014 “Cane River National Heritage Area’s mission is to preserve and promote the cultural and natural resources of Cane River and encourage economic development by strengthening heritage tourism in the region.”Cane River National Heritage Area (CRNHA) announced... more
Natchitoches, LA, November 18, 2014“Cane River National Heritage Area’s mission is to preserve and promote the cultural and natural resources of Cane River and encourage economic development by strengthening heritage tourism in the region.”Cane River National Heritage Area (CRNHA) marked its 20th... more
Cane River National Heritage Area and the Natchitoches Historic District Development Commission are pleased to announce the creation of a new program offering guided walking tours of the Natchitoches National Historic Landmark District. Free to the public, the walking tours will cover topics such... more

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