We are very excited to announce that conservation work on the Clementine Hunter African House murals is near completion. The beautiful murals will be making their way back from Houston and will reside in their temporary home at the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame/Northwest Louisiana History Museum while the African House at Melrose undergoes a major preservation effort.
To welcome the murals back to Natchitoches, we're throwing a Homecoming Fete on Saturday March 21st. The program includes:
- 2:00p - Secrets of the African House Murals, a Lecture by Tommy Whitehead (Free and OPen to the Public)
- 5:00p - VIP Mural Preview, Tribute Honoring Theodosia Murphy Nolan/The Nolan Foundation, Cocktail Reception, Dinner at Maglieaux's
- 7:00p - Mural Unveiling, Champagne Dessert, Live Music and Silent Auction at the Museum
All proceeds benefit the African House Restoration at Melrose Plantation. To purchase tickets, click here to visit our online shop.
Sponsors include Cane River National Heritage Area, City of Natchitoches, Daryan Display, Friends of Louisiana Sports and History, Historic District Development Commission, Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Foundation, Maglieaux's, National Trust for Historic Preservation