|What is the NSU
1999 Creole Heritage Conference?
The Louisiana Creole Heritage Center (LCHC) of Northwestern
University in Natchitoches, Louisiana will present a conference that focuses on the Creole
heritage and culture of Louisiana. Creoles are generally known as a people of mixed
French, African, Spanish and Native American ancestry, most of whom reside in or have
familial ties to Louisiana. The purpose of this conference will be to bring together
Creole community leaders and organizers with researchers for networking purposes and to
meet with state, federal and private funding agency representatives to address the
heritage preservation needs of this under-served cultural constituency in Louisiana.
Conference sessions will deal with issues such as the various
research and documentation that has been completed; presentations on Creole communities
seeking to document their history; the Cane River community and its history as a model;
projects with a focus on the Creole culture; and a panel presentation by various granting
agencies about their programs. Among the confirmed exhibits will be large-format
photographs from a collection called Creole Saints by John Metoyer, a poster
exhibit of Images of the Isle by Joseph Moran, a Photographic Definition Of The
Creole Culture, a database project by the St. Augustine Historical Society, various
Creole Heritage Resources listings, and several publications concerned with the Creole
|Who Should Attend?
- Members of Creole communities interested in documenting their history and
- Scholars, researchers, classroom teachers and students dealing with the
history, language, cultural make-up and heritage of the Creole people
- grant agency representatives
|What Does the Conference
The cost of the conference is just $22 per person. This cost
includes program booklet, continental breakfast each morning, afternoon refreshments,
Friday evening banquet and one door prize ticket. Additional door prize tickets will be
available to those completing the Creole Community Survey form.
Participants will be responsible for all their travel and lodging costs.
Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
Forms and payment should be mailed to the address shown on the the Registration
A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the
following locations. Participants are strongly encouraged to book hotel reservations as
early as possible. To make reservations at either hotel you should identify yourself
as an attendee of the Creole Heritage Conference:
Ryder Inn - 318/357-8281
7624 Hwy 1 Bypass
Natchitoches, La. 71457
$53 plus tax - till 5/14/99
Holiday Inn Express - 318/354-9911
5131 Hwy 6
Natchitoches, LA 71457
$65 plus tax - till 4/20/99
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