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Welcome to the NSU Creole Heritage Center!

Our mission is to to promote, foster and engage in activities and endeavors that relate to Louisiana Creoles and their culture. It serves as an office of support to Louisiana and national Creole communities and organizations, offering advice and assistance in matters that affect Creoles.
The Center also serves as a central clearinghouse/information bank for these communities and for those seeking knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Louisiana Creoles and their culture. Our efforts toward meeting this mission has involved outreach to the national Creole public as well as academics and researchers.  This has resulted in a wealth of information about the Creole culture previously unavailable.  It is our goal to have this website provide as much of this information as possible.  This will be an ongoing endeavor and will continue to be a living and growing Creole resource.

Administrative Office
Kyser Hall, Room 116
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday – 8:00 am thru 4:00 pm;
Closed for Lunch Friday – 8:00 am thru 11:00 am (occasionally closed on Friday for office maintenance)
Phone:  318 357-6685

Genealogy Office
Kyser Hall, Room 110
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday ONLY – 7:30 am thru 2:30 pm; Closed for Lunch
Phone:  318 357-4120 --  For prompt service, please call in advance for appointment

Current Staff:

Loletta Jones-Wynder, Director

Dr. Pete Gregory, Academic Advisor

Shirley Dunn-Chevalier, Genealogist

Markita Hamilton-Small, CHC Clerk

Rhonda Remedies-Gauthier, CHC Clerk


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