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History Detectives Camp 2013

July 15 - July 19, 2013

Natchitoches, LA

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DSC_0442 When: July 15-19, 2013, 8:00 -12:00 noon

Where: National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT), 645 University Parkway, Natchitoches, LA, 71457. 318-356-7444

Cost: $50. Scholarships available (Contact Debbie Smith, 318-356-7444)

Who: Students who have completed 5th grade and above.

Come join us to help solve these mysteries …

Anonymous_Magnifying_glassWhat can you do with mud, moss, and water? Learn how French colonists combined these three ingredients to build their houses, and try your hand at creating “bousillage.”

Anonymous_Magnifying_glassWhat lies beneath the surface? Go on an archeological ‘dig’ to uncover artifacts from earlier days and discover our local history.

Anonymous_Magnifying_glassWhat happened on the Hill? Follow the clues to discover how Normal Hill changed from a 19th-century convent into Northwestern State University.

Anonymous_Magnifying_glassWhat’s in a tombstone? Explore the oldest cemetery in Natchitoches Parish and discover what grave markers can reveal about our past.

Camp will include both inside and outside activities. Snacks and water will be provided.


Instructors: NCPTT staff and summer interns

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Attire: Students should dress for the weather.

Registration: Limited to 20 students. Payment in full is
required at registration. Register online or at NCPTT.

Sponsored by: Friends of NCPTT


For more information contact Debbie Smith, 318-356-7444


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July 15, 2013 @ 8:00 AM
July 19, 2013 @ 5:00 PM
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Debbie Smith


Lee Nelson Hall (NCPTT)
645 University Parkway, Natchitoches, LA 71457 United States
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