It has been reported that over the past week Natchitoches Parish received almost 14″ of rain. The Red River boat launches and Cane River Lake launches are closed until further notice.
Fort St. Jean Baptiste has a new French Marine.
Fort St. Jean Baptiste SHS has received the exhibition of El Camino Real de Los Tejas: Past and Present. The exhibit will remain on display at Fort St Jean Baptiste until May 31, 2012 .
On Saturday February 25, 2012, our faithful volunteer John Durham had a birthday. Happy number 32 John.
On February 10, 2012, Fort St. Jean Baptiste opened a new exhibit. The new exhibit is located in the theater of the museum. It is a pictorial presentation of the past twenty years of encampments, re-enactors, and daily history programs in and around the Fort.
Fort St. Jean Baptiste SHS honors local African American notables past and present with a new exhibit. Visitors are welcome to come throughout the month of February during Black History month to honor notable Natchitoches African Americans.
On January 25, 2012, Interpretive staff from Fort St. Jean Baptiste SHS attended the opening program for the Natchitoches Louisiana bicentennial festivities. The National Center for Preservation Technology and Training hosted the event with speaker Mary Linn Wernet, Archivist, of the Cammie G Henry Research Center, NSU Watson Library. Ms. Wernet presented a power point titled 1812-2012 Louisiana Statehood Bicentennial Natchitoches: Paths To Statehood. This is a must see exhibit.