The annual Creole Heritage Celebration will be held at Northwestern State University Friday, Oct. 30 starting at 8 a.m. The event is sponsored by the Louisiana Creole Heritage Center at NSU.

The theme is "From the Ground Up: Creole Archaeology, Another Way to Meet the Ancestors." Ten archaeologists from New Orleans, south and northwestern Louisiana and east Texas will discuss their ongoing research with Creole communities in Louisiana and around the world. Visuals and exhibits of Creole archaeology from Cane River and colonial Texas and Louisiana will be on display. Admission to the lectures is free.

The celebration will include a buffet and dance featuring Lil' Wayne and the Same Old Two-Step from Opelousas.

Registration is $20 per person and $25 per couple for the buffet and the dance. Northwestern State, LSMSA and BPCC@NSU students can attend the lecture and dance free with a current I.D., but there is a $20- charge for the buffet.

For more information, go to or call (318) 357-6685.

The purpose of the Caddo Conference Organization shall be:

  • to promote and to stimulate interest in the archeology, history, and ethnology of the Caddo archeological region (southwestern Arkansas, northwestern Louisiana, southeastern Oklahoma, and northeastern Texas) and adjacent areas

  • to enhance communication among people (researchers, Caddo Nation of Oklahoma members, others) interested in furthering knowledge of the archeology, history, and ethnology of the Caddo Area

  • to convey this knowledge to the public at large

    to publish and to encourage publication

  • to advocate for, and assist in, the preservation and conservation of archeological data and resources relating to Caddo Area studies or sacred to the Caddo people.

Caddo Conference Organization
Stephen F. Austin State University
Box 13047 SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962

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