Monday, June 22, 2009

Welcome to our blog!

For decades, many people in Bossier Parish dreamed of having a repository in which to preserve and exhibit documents and artifacts relating to the history of the parish. This dream became a reality on November 18, 1995, when citizens approved the renewal of the library tax. The Historical Center opened on January 24, 1999.

Here are some ways in which we fulfill our mission:

We participate with other area cultural organizations to present interesting programs and exhibits to the community.

We provide research and reference services.

Archaeology Week is celebrated annually with a public program.

Our collection includes genealogical and historical information, thousands of photographs and objects, all with ties to Bossier Parish.

I am Ann Middleton. As director of the Bossier Parish Library Historical Center, I extend to you a special invitation to visit the center, enjoy the exhibits, peruse the archives, search our database and take pride in what is uniquely Bossier.