Meet the Board – Ben Luke

Next up in our “Meet the Board” blog series is Ben Luke.  Ben has served on the LTHP board since 2017 and is based out the Marksville area. ________________ Name: Ben Luke Current Occupation: Attorney, Owner of Ben Luke Law and Ben Luke Abstract & Title Co. – offices in Marksville, Alexandria, Lake Charles, and […]

2020 Preservation Awards

2020 Louisiana Preservation Awards Announced    Baton Rouge, LA – Louisiana is filled with great places, great traditions and great people keeping those cultural assets alive.  The Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation honors 10 new award recipients for their impactful efforts to save historic places, build pride and foster engagement in their communities. Awardees have been nominated and selected based on   Significance and […]

Meet the Board – LaFonda Stelly

Name: LaFonda Stelly Current Occupations: Sr. Database Administrator for JRTC in Fort Polk, LA … House Flipper … Real Estate Property Stagger … Vintage Shop Owner … (if it’s a good idea, I’ll try it) Hometown: Ville Platte, LA Current Town: Leesville, LA When/how did you realize you were a preservationist?  I’ve been blessed to […]

Meet the Board – Donna Richard

Next up on our “Meet the Board” series is Donna Richard of Lake Charles.  Donna has been very active with the LTHP Board in recent years including serving as Board President in previous years. Name: Donna Richard Current Occupation: Retired accountant & teacher Hometown & Current Town:  Lake Charles, LA When/How did you realize you […]

2020 Louisiana’s Most Endangered Places Announced

Baton Rouge, LA - The state of Louisiana is full of great historic and cultural sites which are celebrated near and far.  Sometimes these historic sites suffer neglect and are threatened to be lost forever, unless there is change.  Since 1999, the Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation has identified these endangered historic places to advocate for their […]

Meet the Board – Pat Duncan

Pat has been very active with the LTHP Board of Directors over the years including our Revolving Fund Committee.  Learn more about Pat below.  If you have interested in becoming a member or involved in a committee, contact us today! ___________________________ Name: Patricia L. Duncan Current Occupation: Retired; Former National Register Coordinator at Louisiana Division […]

#ThisBootMatters Happy Preservation Month!

Happy Preservation Month from the Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation! You can celebrate Preservation Month and proper social distancing throughout the month of May by highlighting your favorite Louisiana landmarks by using #ThisBootMatters and #ThisPlaceMatters.   Get out and about to take a selfie or building portrait with your neighborhood’s historic sites.  Share your favorite places […]

Meet the Board – Kelsea McCrary

We’d like to introduce a new blog series…”Meet the Board”…get to know our board members from across the state of Louisiana.  First up in our Q&A series is Kelsea McCrary. — Name: Kelsea McCrary Current Occupation: Creative placekeeping through arts, culture, historic preservation, community & economic development Hometown: Bastrop, LA Current Town: Baton Rouge, LA When […]

2020 Conference Scholarship Applications

Scholarships are now available for students interested in attending this year’s conference in Monroe & West Monroe on April 16 & April 17, 2020. All applications must be submitted by March 20, 2020: 2020 Scholarship Application. To learn more and register for the 2020 Louisiana Preservation Conference, click here.

2020 Sponsorship Opportunities

2020 is in full gear and the Louisiana Trust for Historic Preservation and partners are preparing for special events and educational programs all year long.  These events attract architects, preservationists, main street managers, cultural resource managers, community activists, historians, and all those working to save and preserve Louisiana unique heritage in all 64 parishes.  To […]