Heritage Area Workshop

Wed, 12 Apr 1995 14:11:50 -0600

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The message below is posted on behalf of the Social Sciences Department
at Northwestern State University of Louisiana. Please direct any replies
to the contact named in the announcement.

Mary S. Carroll
Information Management Specialist
National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
NSU Box 5682
Natchitoches, LA 71497
318-357-6421 fax

JUNE 12 -16, 1995

Major Themes

A. Identification of a Heritage Area

Heritage Area concept; current applications from cultural
geography,ethnology, folklife , and oral and local history.

B. Heritage Area Planning and Comprehensive Design

Designing and planning for the development of Heritage Areas,
from concept papers to regional design.

C. Community Involvement in Heritage Area Development

Possibilities and problems associated with a multi-cultural
community-based project, stressing interactive techniques and

D. Implementing an Interdisciplinary, Integrated Approach in Heritage
Area Development

How to draw from various disciplines for methods and concepts and
how to integrate these findings into Heritage Area planning and

The workshop will present the on-going Heritage Area project in Natchitoches
Parish as an example and for experiential learning opportunities. Field trips
and presentations will demonstrate the application of an integrated,
multi-cultural, and multi-disciplinary approach to understanding Natchitoches
Parish's Native-American, French, Spanish, African, Anglo, and
Creole heritages.

This workshop is sponsored by the Department of Social Sciences of
Northwestern State University of Louisiana and funded through the National
Park Service's National Center for Preservation Technology and Training. The
fee for the workshop is $25.00 , with on-campus housing provided for a small
additional charge. For further information, contact Susan E. Dollar,
Department of Social Sciences, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA
71497; phone 318-357-5941; FAX 318-357-6153; E-Mail: DollarS@Alpha.NSULA.edu.


c/o Susan E. Dollar
Workshop Coordinator
Department of Social Sciences
Northwestern State University
Natchitoches, Louisiana 71497