Cane River Creole National Historical Park and Cane River National Heritage Area invite the public to a coffee and conversation open house next Saturday, June 12, 2021, from 8:00 am to 11:00 am at the Texas & Pacific Railway Depot (Depot) located at 607 Trudeau Street. Visitors to the open house are encouraged to share their stories and tour the Texas and Pacific Railway Depot. In addition, contractors will be on hand to record memories and identify key themes from the Depot's past.
The event is part of a public input and interpretive project between the park and heritage area to identify stories, memories, and messages from community members that should be presented to visitors at the Depot. The Depot, owned by the City of Natchitoches, has been leased to the National Park Service and will serve as the primary visitor center for Cane River Creole National Historical Park, providing visitors with information about African American history along Cane River and Oakland and Magnolia Plantations. In addition, visitors will be able to tour the Depot and visualize future construction plans. This meeting is a follow-up to conversations held in May at the Ben Johnson Auditorium.
Location: Texas & Pacific Railway Depot Natchitoches