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Northup Freedom Day 2018

Event Date: January 4th, 2018

Avoyelles Parish Courthouse
301 N. Main Street
Marksville, LA 71351

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Activities on the courthouse square will begin at 11 a.m., when a chartered bus will leave the courthouse to tour the Northup Trail sites. There is no charge for the tour, but seating is limited to 40. If full, others may follow in their own vehicles.

At noon, the coach will stop for a tour of the Epps House which Northup helped to build as a slave near Bunkie. The house was relocated to the campus of LSU-A. At 1:30 p.m., there will be a roadside stop at Live Oak Plantation in Cheneyville. This will be followed by a visit to the Bunkie Depot and the site of Sue Eakinís office at 2 p.m.

The bus will return to the Avoyelles Parish Courthouse at 3 p.m. where there will be musical entertainment. A new historical marker will be unveiled in front of the courthouse at 3:30 p.m.

***For information or to reserve a seat on the bus, call Avoyelles Commission of Tourism at (318) 964-2025***

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