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  • "A Resilient People: Traditional Folklife in Louisiana"

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    Name: "A Resilient People: Traditional Folklife in Louisiana"
    Date: July 18, 2019
    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
    Event Description:
    Please join us at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum for a roundtable discussion with scholars and cultural authorities focusing on current folklife traditions practiced by several of Louisiana’s folk communities. Also included will be live music from some of Louisiana's finest folk musicians, as well as free samples of folk foods!
    Moderator
    Dr. Shane Rasmussen, NSU Associate Professor of English and Director of the Louisiana Folklife Center

    Scholars
    Dustin Fuqua, Chief of Resource Management, Cane River Creole National Historical Park
    Dr. Pete Gregory, NSU Professor of Anthropology, Academic Advisor for the Creole Heritage Center, and Curator for the NSU Williamson Museum

    Crafts Persons
    F.J. Delphin, Creole foodways and food preservation, hunting, trapping, and fishing
    Rhonda Gauthier, NW Louisiana Native American foodways, will bring free samples of tamales
    Juanita Leonard, folk artist
    Becky Meziere, Clifton Choctaw pine straw basket maker
    Vera Severin, Creole foodways, will bring free samples pecan candy and tea cakes

    Musicians Ed Huey, blues musician
    John Litzenberg, blues musician
    Wayne Singleton, zydeco musician
    Location:
    Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum
    800 Front Street
    Natchitoches, LA 71457
    Date/Time Information:
    Thursday, July 18, 2019
     6:00-7:30 pm
    Contact Information:
    Jennae Biddiscombe
    Fees/Admission:
    Free and open to the public
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