__PHN. Can I get A Vowel? Is There An “A”? There Is One! Saturday, Feb 25 2012 

ImageAPHN. I want to solve the puzzle. “Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches‘. If that is what you said, you got it right. If you are a member, you are already a winner. If you are not a member, join this vital preservation organization and get involved in a stewardship that will help to preserve historical treasures for future generations to enjoy. Wouldn’t you like to leave a legacy of a better Natchitoches than the one you first discovered?  {Go here for more information}.

Posted by Doyle Bailey for the Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches



Bindery/ Giftshop at Melrose Plantation

Posted by Doyle Bailey for The Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches (APHN)

Our preservation of Melrose Plantation and its stories is to make it available to you as a wonder-filled present. Make your plans today for you and your group to visit Melrose Plantation. There is no history more intriguing and no time like the present  for a delightful excursion

Plan a Tour of the Melrose Historic Home and Out-Buildings of the Metoyer “Gens de Colour Libre”.
Miss Cammie Henry’s collection of hand woven pieces.  Visit the Clementine Hunter Murals in the African  House. Enjoy the lovely Gardens Take photos at the almost 400 year old Live Oak Tree. Shop in the Book Store Bindery for books and gift items.

For more information or to schedule a Group Tour please call: 318-379-0055

Did You Ever See a Cake with 300 Candles? Natchitoches Just Might Bake It! Sunday, Feb 5 2012 

Posted by Doyle Bailey for The Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches (APHN)

As Natchitoches approaches its 300 birthday and Tri-Centennial Celebration in 2014, it is not too early to get ready for a major party and mighty celebrations. After all, in a city that has more than 300,000 Christmas lights and more than 100 set pieces for its annual Christmas celebration, would such a cake be out of the question? The yearlong celebration during 2014 promises to be a big gala and a sweet celebration for you and your group to attend. Consider yourself invited to the fun.

Plan to Tour Melrose Plantation

"French Marines" at Ft. St. Jean Baptiste

Re-enactors at Replica of French Fort in Natchitoches

Do not miss Fort St. Jean Baptiste when you visit Natchitoches. (Images taken at Fort and Visitor’s Center).

Bust of St. Denis, Founder of Natchitoches