Friday, September 28, 2012

Archaeology Month - Kids' Program

Bring kids to the Bossier Central Library's Children's Dept. between 2:30 -4:30 on Tues 10/2 or 10/16 and they can weigh, sketch, measure and identify artifacts as if they were archaeologists in a lab. It is the same activity either day, so you can pick which day you want to come. Or kids can be dedicated scientists and come both times and work with different artifacts!

Louisiana Archaeology Month - Adult Program

October is Louisiana Archaeology Month. The History Center sponsors Archaeology Month programs every year. This year for the adult program we chose the theme of Civil War archaeology in honor of the ongoing nationwide observance of the Sesquicentennial (150th) Anniversary of the war, as well as our current RELIC program on the Civil War in Louisiana. If you attend, I think you will be in for a treat. The presenter, Scott Dearman, as site manager of a state park, is an incredibly busy man so we are extremely fortunate he has found time in his schedule to come up to Bossier.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Pick Your Program

Did you know that the Historical Center has a “menu” of programs that we can present to your group or class room? We can bring the program to you and present it wherever your group is meeting in the Shreveport-Bossier area. Or you can meet in our spacious and modern meeting room that is available to the public at the Historical Center. Most of the other Bossier Parish Library branches have public meeting rooms, too. Coming to the Historical Center has the added benefit that I can also give your group a tour. It is possible to combine programs from this “menu” (shown above) or even design a new program with sufficient notice if it is within the scope of the Historical Center’s mission and expertise. I think you will find we are very flexible and easy to work with! Call Pam Carlisle at 318-746-7717 if you would like to set up a program.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

RELIC books: The Louisiana Native Guards

The first RELIC program discussion is fast approaching! We're excited to see all of the participants next Thursday, September 13th to begin Battleground Louisiana: Civil War Events & Experiences. Here's another book we'll be consulting - The Louisiana Native Guards: The Black Military Experience during the Civil War. Author James Hollandsworth recounts the tale of black Union soldiers and the roles that they played in the political struggles of post-war Louisiana.