Northwestern State president Jim Henderson, Jennae Biddiscombe, director, Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum; Mark Tullos Jr., Louisiana State Museum director; and Tom Whitehead, NSU special projects administrator meet to sign a cooperative endeavor agreement.
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The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum in Natchitoches has formed a partnership with its university neighbor, Northwestern State, and the Louisiana State Museum System.
The cooperative endeavor agreement between two state agencies will pave the way for collaborations in areas like marketing, programming and educational efforts, according to Doug Ireland, chairman of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and NSU’s assistant athletic director.
A new biography of the late folk artist Clementine Hunter offers a fuller portrait of her life, from domestic servant at Melrose Plantation in Natchitoches Parish to artistic fame as a widely-collected painter and muralist. Coauthor Tom Whitehead says he draws from the many visits he had with Hunter that went on for nearly two decades. Whitehead will sign copies of "Clementine Hunter: Her Life and Art" at Barnes and Noble, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.