2024 LOUISIANA SOCIABILITY CARAVAN 

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We will be hosting a special preconference Sociability Caravan in Louisiana from April 22nd to the 24th.  This caravan will be similar to the one we did in Iowa last June and will mimic the historic Sociability Caravans of old on the Jefferson Highway.

The event will start in Shreveport, Louisiana on the afternoon of Monday, April 22nd and then after an overnight in Shreveport at our selected hotel (Shreveport Hilton), we will proceed south on Tuesday the 23rd down the historic JH route through Louisiana. We will have lunch in historic Mansfield and then have another overnight in Natchitoches with lodging available at several of our historic lodging member partners there.  On Wednesday the 24th, we will head on to the conference and have a special event in Pineville along the way. 

There is no official fee for the caravan and tour, but costs associated with the caravan including food, lodging, etc. will be up to the participants. We will once again have a passport book and guide and some special contests for participants.  This event will be fun for all.

Please let us know of your interest or attendance by emailing us at info@jeffersonhighway.org or clicking the link above. Look for more details here soon and also updates on our Facebook page. 

Click Below  for Caravan Lodging Reservation information.

2024 Caravan Lodging Guide.pdf


(A Vintage Car from a Jefferson Highway Sociability Caravan of the Past is seen here in Natchitoches along Front Street)

RECENT JEFFERSON HIGHWAY ACTIVITIES:

The 2023 Jefferson Highway Sociability Rally in Bonham, Texas was another great success! We encourage our friends to take a drive through Bonham and see all of the new signage and make sure you stop by our new visitor center at the Tourism Office. 

  


NEW JEFFERSON HIGHWAY TOURIST CENTERS:

  

 Gearhead Curio's    Bonham Visitor's Center      Boots Court 

    Galena, KS                      Bonham, TX                     Carthage, MO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1ORiz0YThw&t=520s

2024 JEFFERSON HIGHWAY CONFERENCE

Alexandria, Louisiana - April 24-27, 2024

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Conference Hotel - Historic Hotel Bentley - Alexandria, Louisiana


Condensed Schedule of Activities

Wednesday, April 24th, 2024:

  • Welcoming Reception for Guests at Bentley Hotel
  • JHA Annual Board Meeting

Thursday, April 25, 2024:

Conference Bus Tour - Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana

     

  • Special Welcoming of Bus Tour in Bunkie, Louisiana
  • Evening Awards Banquet - Bentley Hotel

Friday, April 26, 2024:

  • Speakers Program - Bentley Hotel
    • Cece Otto (American Songline) - Music and Songs of the JH Era
             
    • Stephanie Stuckey (Stuckey's CEO) - "Reviving Stuckey's and the Americana Road Trip" - includes special Book Signing of a new book "Unstuck"        
    • Jay Dardenne (Past Lt. Governor of Louisiana) - "Why Louisiana Ain't Mississippi"  
            
  • Afternoon Trolley Tours and Plantation Visit
  • Evening Community 1920's Themed Festival at Hotel

Saturday, April 27, 2024:

  • Special JH Signage Dedication Event
  • Closing Luncheon

Questions: Email us at info@jeffersonhighway.org

Events and Registration

JHA Site Links

Interested in our JH Historic Signage Program? Click here for our 2022 brochure that includes both historic and route signs.

Interested in our JH Grant Program? Click link for current Grant Application Form https://form.jotform.com/220519106886055 

See historic JHA newsletters from as early as 1916, as well as other historic documents by clicking here.

For Access to our growing catalog of Big Blend Radio Jefferson Highway Podcasts - click here. Big Blend Radio: Historic Jefferson Highway - Hosted by Big Blend Radio (acast.com)

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If you want to get out and drive any part of the Jefferson Highway, this is the map for you! Click on the link above for map access. 



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