"Preserving the history and memories of Bossier Parish, Louisiana"
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month! The History Center has a new exhibit on display - "Women Who Made a Difference in Bossier Parish." Be sure to visit us this month to learn about the accomplishments of some amazing local women!
Lettie Van Landingham became Bossier’s first Home Demonstration Agent
in 1929, a post she held until her retirement in 1960. She was instrumental in
establishing the Public Health Department in 1937, the Farm Bureau, several 4-H
clubs, numerous home demonstration clubs, community recreation groups, and home
garden clubs. The Keep Bossier Beautiful Club was one of her pet projects. She
was selected as one of the Outstanding Civic Leaders of America in 1967.