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Year of the River 2019: A Tour Along the Ouachita

May 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Join the Cooley House and Schepis Museum as they caravan to historic sites along the Ouachita River, from Monroe to Columbia. Beginning with the Cooley House and Layton Castle @ 2:00 p.m.

From there, you’ll caravan to Caldwell Parish, to visit Synope Plantation, the Graves Plantation, Martin House, Our Lady of Peace Meditation Chapel and the Shepis Museum in Columbia. There will be refreshments at stops along the way. Registration also includes admission to Blend of the River Festival in Columbia.

Proceeds benefit the restoration of the 1928 Cooley House, a rare Prairie style masterpiece of the South.

Tickets may be purchased from the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council office at 2305 N 7th St, West Monroe – phone: 318.397.6717.

Deadline for online registration is Friday, May 10. Tickets may be purchased the day of the tour at the Cooley House.

The tour will occur, rain or shine.

If you register and are not able to attend, please consider a donation to Cooley House Foundation and Schepis Museum. Please consider there are no service stations between Monroe and Columbia (30 miles). These historic homes are not fully ADA compliant. Good walking shoes are necessary. There are stairs without rails and unpaved walkways. Those with motor problems are welcome if accompanied by an able companion.


May 11, 2019
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Cooley House
1011 S Grand Street
Monroe, LA 71201 United States
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