Laura Lee Worrell

Laura Lee Worrell

The Natchitoches-area National Park Service organizations want to show you what’s happening with Preservation In Your Community on Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 5:30 p.m. This thirteenth annual event will showcase preservation research and projects of the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT), Cane River National Heritage Area (CRNHA) and Cane River Creole National Historical Park (CARI).

Each year students from around the country come to Natchitoches Louisiana to improve their skills through internships. The students undertake scholarly research and invest time and energy in projects that advance preservation of cultural heritage.

Examples of projects the interns have worked on this summer include development of a smart phone application for emergency responders after disasters, study of limewash durability for historic buildings, and investigation of the role of wood primers for historic wooden homes. These research projects and more will be featured in poster presentations at Preservation in Your Community.

The free event will be held at NCPTT’s Lee H. Nelson Hall, located at 645 University Parkway on the NSU campus. Light refreshments will be served. For more information on Preservation in Your Community, call (318) 356-7444.

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