What? A yearlong series of sharing celebrations/exploration throughout the Ouachita River Valley from Jonesville to Camden
Who? Communities in the Ouachita Valley will demonstrate/share economic and cultural impact of the River and Steam boating by showcasing:
The Past - Paleontology to Paper Mills
The Present - Tugboats & Tourism
The Future- Viable Valley????
When? Throughout 2019 "The Year of the River"
Costs? Each Project from a book review to a theatrical production to a canoe tour or family road trip would be self-funded.
Impact? Year of the River -2019 will increase the Ouachita River Valley Citizens' Knowledge and Appreciation of the River's Role in the Growth and Prosperity of their Communities' Past-Present-Future.
How? Plan ways you can explore/celebrate/share the YOR-2019 with your family, church, school, service clubs, and community performing arts group.
Explore the rich history of the Ouachita River....
Upcoming Events - Share with us what you doing to celebrate the river?
NELAC Presents - Paint the Ouachita:
1. Feb. 1- March 16: Schepis Museum
2. March 29- May 10: Jackson Parish Library
3. May 24- July 5: Sterlington Library
4. July 19-August 30: Monroe Regional Airport
5. Sept.13 – Oct. 25: West Carroll Library
6. Nov. 8- Dec. 20: Closing reception TBA
Past Events - Share with us what you doing to celebrate the river?
Christmas on the River!
Dec 6, 7, 9 &10th
CHRISTMAS ON THE RIVER – CELEBRATIONS ACROSS LOUISIANA
EVERYBODY CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS, BUT IN LOUISIANA, CHRISTMAS IS A COLORFUL, DIVERSE AND UNIQUE CELEBRATION. UP AND DOWN THE HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS OF OUR STATE, THE PEOPLE OF OUR STATE GATHER AROUND RIVERS, BAYOUS AND LAKES TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN MANY CULTURAL WAYS WITH WONDERFUL VARIETY. OUR 2018 COTTONLAND CHRISTMAS PRESENTATION WILL HIGHLIGHT THE DIVERSITY OF OUR STATE AS WE TRAVEL UP THE RIVERS OF OUR STATE CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS LOUISIANA-STYLE.
RETURNING TO A TRADITION STARTED YEARS AGO BY STRAUSS, WE CELEBRATE THE CHRISTMAS SEASON IN “COTTONLAND CHRISTMAS” FEATURING AREA SOLOISTS, ENSEMBLES, AND DANCE GROUPS, ALL SHARING THE JOYS OF THE SEASON. COME GET IN THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS!
More online: https://www.strausstc.com/cottonland-christmas/
Water/Ways Smithsonian Exhibit!
September 30 - November 10, 2018
The Schepis Museum in cooperation with the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities has been chosen to host WATER/WAYS a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program. "Water/Ways" will be on view September 30, 2018 through November 10, 2018. Main Street and The Schepis Museum are the only site North of Grant Parish chosen to showcase this fantastic exhibit.
Water/Ways, an exhibition from the Smithsonian's Museum on Main Street explores the relationship between people and water. it explores the centrality of water in our lives including its effects on the environment and climate,. its practical role in agriculture and economic planning and its impact on culture and spirituality. "Water/Ways" is part of the Museum on Main Street, a unique collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), state humanities councils across the nation and local host institutions.