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Cemetery Cleaning Slide

 

Saturday, October 21 – 3 to 5 p.m.

Shreveport’s Oakland Cemetery – 1100 Block Milam Street

Over time, cemetery markers get covered in dirt, algae & lichens and can become difficult to read.  We’ll take a look at materials used in cemeteries, when and how to clean them and discuss some of the symbolism and history found in Shreveport’s Oakland Cemetery.  Registration is $20 for LTHP members and $25 for non-members, and includes a kit of materials to keep.  Through a grant from Shreveport Downtown Development Authority (downtownshreveport.com) , a scholarship is available for the first ten students (currently enrolled in a school) to register for this class.  Online registration has closed, but you may call 318.267.5220 for more details.

Fall Ramble – Saturday, October 28 – Washington, St. Landry Parish

Join us for a day of local history and interesting sites as we explore Washington, the last Saturday in October.  More information about the sites and registration may be found HERE.

FRANCOIS MARCHAND HOUSE c. 1826 AND EAGLE HOTEL c.1850

FRANCOIS MARCHAND HOUSE c. 1826 (right) AND EAGLE HOTEL c.1850

Washington Ramble Schedule

Revolving Fund Program – Actively Saving Endangered Buildings

Louisiana Trust’s Revolving Fund Program began in November 2015 and is active in saving endangered historic buildings around the state.  We currently have projects in Alexandria, Donaldsonville and Homer.  If you know of an endangered historic building in your area, please let us know.

Lowery-Brazier House in Donaldsonville, LA.

Lowery-Brazier House in Donaldsonville, LA.

2323 Webster Street in Alexandria's Garden District - stabilized with LTHP's Revolving Fund Program.

2323 Webster Street in Alexandria’s Garden District – stabilized with LTHP’s Revolving Fund Program.

 Mission

The Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation advocates, promotes and preserves historic places representing our diverse culture.

History

The Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation was founded in 1979 for cultural and educational purposes pertaining to historic preservation. The Founders understood that an organized state-wide network of preservationists was a critical component to promote the preservation of the diverse culture and historic resources of Louisiana through education, technical assistance, outreach and advocacy. The Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation is the statewide partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Covering All Corners of Louisiana

LTHP is a 501(c)3 organization that was established in 1979 as a non-profit educational corporation chartered by the state of Louisiana and governed by a board of directors representing all areas of the state.  Donations to the Louisiana Trust are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Most Endangered Structures

Structures listed on the Most Endangered list are significantly threatened by demolition, neglect, lack of maintenance, inappropriate development or other threats. Ideally these structures are historic in being more than 50 years of age and are historically significant. Preservation Louisiana and a Field Services Representative conducts on-site visits and works with the property owner / community leaders in creating a viable preservation strategy for the structure.

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Click below to join our team in helping preserve these historic resources and the heritage of Louisiana.

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Active members of the Louisiana Trust receive a substantial discount at Sherwin-Williams Paint stores nationwide.  Whether you’re giving a new look to a room or painting the entire house, the savings will more than pay for your membership, and you’ll be helping to save endangered historic buildings across the state.

Thank you for your support!