The November LHDNA Board meeting will take place November 6th at the La Branche home at 3 pm.
The October board meeting will take place on October 9th at 3 p.m. at the home of Lucy Allen, 312 N Main Street.
The LHDNA Board voted at our last meeting to postpone the community yard sale. It will be rescheduled in the spring in a new and exciting format. Details to come!
The Downtown Mural Project is complete and making news! Watch the first of two reports on WTVD-11 (ABC) on the Opera House mural, a catalyst for building community in our historic downtown. Thanks to the artists, Louisburg College student Julius Shumpert and Professor Will Hinton; the Louisburg Historic District Neighborhood Association; the town of Louisburg; the Franklin County Arts Council and the North Carolina Arts Council.
When a neighborhood, town, college and arts council come together….
A mural goes up!
Just in time for Independence Day, a depiction of a scene in downtown Louisburg 80 years ago will be erected on the City Barbershop Building at Nash and Main streets.
Julius Shumpert, a Louisburg College student, and Will Hinton, his art professor, created the work. This week, they told a crowd of townspeople how it came about.
The Louisburg Historic District Neighborhood Association's sub grant from the Franklin County Arts Council was funded by the North Carolina Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Town of Louisburg provided matching funds. Huge thanks to our legislators, these organizations, and all who had a part in making this project possible!
Please mark your calendar and plan to join us as artists Julius Shumpert and Will Hinton share with the community about this exciting downtown Louisburg art project. The LHDNA is pleased to be a part of this project. The board of directors has voted to apply for an additional grant to fund period lighting for the project. Hope to see you there!
A wonderful time was had by all! What a great opportunity to visit with friends and meet new neighbors. The weather was perfect. The food was delicious and plentiful. Special thanks to the Sean and Chris Kingsley for hosting our picnic. Thank you to Terri Elliott and Wanda Harris for organizing us. Jarrett Hathcock and crew (Sean Kingsley, Eric Lautzenheiser, and Elizabeth Hathcock) were up most of the night roasting a pig for us. Their efforts were not in vain. Yummy! Check out photos on the Gallery Page!
Our first meeting of the new year was held in Benson Chapel on Sunday, January 10th. We were fortunate to have Jonathan Franklin, Louisburg's Town Administrator as a special guest. Jonathan shared with us some of his priorities as Town Administrator and our group was able to share concerns and ideas with him. A great foundation was laid for future collaboration between the town and the LHDNA.
Current officers and board members were introduced.
President: Mona La Branche
Vice President: Wanda Harris
Secretary: Marsha Aldrich
Treasurer: Dru York
Terri Ford Elliott
There are currently open positions on the board. We hope to fill these positions in the coming months. Anyone interested should contact one of the officers.
New neighbors Elizabeth and Jarrett Hathcock of 211 N. Main St.were introduced.
Plans were announced for a facelift/update of the website and volunteers solicited for participation in this project.
The 2016 membership drive is underway. On online membership form is now available and will be added to the website with the update.The form will also be emailed to our current contact list.
Our next meeting will be held February 7th at 3 pm. Location TBA.
Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:
September 20th - Next LHDNA Board meeting
3 pm at Louisburg Antique Emporium
October 10th - Community Yard Sale
November 8th - LHDNA Annual Meeting