Thursday, October 31, 2013

Confederate General Leonidas Polk—Louisiana’s Fighting Bishop

Book talk and signing:  Confederate General Leonidas Polk—Louisiana’s Fighting Bishop by Dr. Cheryl White
Thursday, November 14 at 6 p.m.
Bossier Parish Library Historical Center

A dynamic speaker, Dr.  Cheryl White, Hubert Humphreys professor of history and LSU-Shreveport, will share her character study of a fascinating, paradoxical man, Episcopal Bishop Leonidas Polk. General Polk was a missionary, church-builder and evangelist to slaves right here in Northwest Louisiana as well as a Confederate warrior and slave-owner.

Call Pam Carlisle at 746-7717 for more information

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Archaeology and Preservation in Cemeteries

In honor of Louisiana Archaeology Month (and Halloween, and our headstones exhibit), on Tuesday October 29 at 6:30 pm here in the History Center meeting room we will have a cemetery archaeology program with Curtis Deselles of the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training of the National Park Service. He will share some fascinating information he’s learned by using a cultural anthropologist’s perspective to study an historic cemetery in Natchitoches and will explore what cultural information can be learned in from historic graveyards, including gravestone morphology. Complementing this program will be our Bossier Parish headstones exhibit.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sacred to the Memory exhibit

Stop by the Historical Center this October to see our exhibit on cemetery gravestones. Learn the meaning behind some of the symbols carved on tombstones. "Sacred to the Memory" will be on display through early November.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Story Collecting Workshop

Saturday, Oct 12th,  2:00 - 4:00 pm 
“Story Collecting Workshop” in the Bossier Parish Library Historical Center meeting room
This workshop will teach you how to:

Find good stories, from the experiences of others, that are meaningful and motivating
Encourage others to share their stories, through empathy and good listening skills
Record stories, for sharing or for family history
Edit stories, for clarity, focus and impact
Workshop leaders are Sharon Collins -  former newspaper journalist and former Editor of the  Caddo Citizen Newspaper and
Pamela Carter Carlisle—Local History and Public Outreach Specialist of the Bossier Parish Library History Center
This workshop is the second of two story workshops offered by the Ark-La-Tex Regional Food Council. For more information, call Sharon Collins at 347-4123, or Pam Carlisle at 746-7717.
2003.026.140 James Turner Manry of Plain Dealing and his sister-in-law Caroline Chester Banks Gryder
April 1952