Historical association to host spring meeting
by: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – The Southeast Louisiana Historical Association will host its Spring 2014 banquet in the Levy Building of the Hammond Regional Arts Center on April 17 at 6 p.m.
Tickets are free for SELHA members and $15 for non-members.
State Representative John Bel Edwards will be the featured speaker at the banquet. His presentation will focus on the political history of the region with special emphasis on his family's recent induction into the Louisiana Political Hall of Fame.
Jason Thompson, a resident of Tangipahoa, will also be giving a presentation on his research into Native American culture in the region. His ongoing study has identified multiple Indian Mounds and village locations throughout southeastern Louisiana and southwestern Mississippi.
Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 with the program beginning immediately thereafter.
For more information, to purchase tickets, or submit a membership request to the SELHA, please contact the Southeastern Louisiana University Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies at 985-549-2151. Center hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday though Thursday, and 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Fridays.
Checks are to be made payable to the Southeast Louisiana Historical Association and can be forwarded to Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies, P.O. Box 10730, SLU, Hammond, LA 70402.