Past Events

Michael Echols , Monroe, President of the LTHP shares the proceeds of the 2013 Bayou Liberty Ramble with Pat Brister, President of the St. Tammany Parish Government.

On Friday, December 6, 2013, LTHP President, Michael Echols presented a check to Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish Government President, on the grounds of Camp Salmen Nature Park located near Slidell. These funds will be utilized in the restoration of the historic Salmen Lodge on the banks of Bayou Liberty. The Salmen Lodge was selected to receive shared proceeds of the 2013 Fall Ramble, which is one of several fundraisers held annually throughout the state by the LTHP. The Bayou Liberty Association and Friends of Camp Salmen were in cooperation with this endeavor.

Salmen Lodge historical marker denoting its placement on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.

Jeanne Stangle, Historian, Friends of Camp Salmen, and Maurice Doucette, whose ancestors are buried in the Dubuisson Cemetery.

LTHP Co-Founder and Advisor Emeritis Winnie Byrd (left), Baton Rouge , with Phil Boggan , Baton Rouge , Deputy Assistant Secretary and Deputy SHPO, LA Office of Cultural Development and Wensel Convoy, Director of CRT, STP Government observe the check presentation.

William Lowry, long time resident of Bayou Liberty and owner of Francois Cousin House was present with grandson Curly Lowry and Jessica Caldwell.

What are Rambles?
Rambles feature exclusive tours and social events in historic properties not usually open to the public. Tours of historic homes and buildings are self-guided, and guests provide their own transportation. Maps and programs are provided at packet pick-up. Catered lunch is offered as part of registration packages; however, there are tour-only (no meals) options as well.