Photography Contest Prizes


Have you checked out the Photography Contest page yet? The full list of cash and other prizes has been listed!  Feel free to enter your photos and forward the information to anyone you think would be interested!

Official rules, Prizes, and Entry Form 

Thank you for your help in preserving this wonderful Cenla treasure!

The Historic Rapides Cemetery Preservation Society


Town Talk Article 11-17-14

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Thank you Town Talk!

Rapides Cemetery is “too great a treasure to keep hidden any longer.”

So says Bobby Hynson, a board member of the Historical Association of Central Louisiana and one of the organizers of an effort to clean up and preserve the historic burial ground in Pineville.

“There’s so many stories there,” Hynson said. “When you think about the famous people, the politicians, just the ordinary folks buried there, plus the scoundrels and the scalawags, we can come up with a list of characters that’s second to none.” To read more click here

Clean Up Day: November 29th! Mark your Calendar!

Hello dear friends,

Mark your calendars now for our monthly clean up.  November 29th at 8:00 a.m. we will meet and work on a couple clean projects at the Historic Rapides Cemetery, 201 Hatti Street, Pineville, Louisiana. Please forward this post to anyone you think would be interested in helping us with this project.

Below are pictures from our last clean up day. A special thank you to those who joined us from the Youth Challenge Program. Also, thanks to Jackson Sleet, Charles Charrier, Brent Morock, Fr. Chad Partain, Bobby Hynson and many, many, more who work tirelessly to preserve and upkeep this beautiful gem in Central Louisiana.

We are open to groups helping us (Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts, Youth Groups, Civil Associations, etc.). Please contact us for more information!  Email:

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SONY DSCPlease come on out and help us preserve this beautiful treasure in Cenla.  We have many volunteer opportunities available from cleaning the markers, cleaning up the brush and undergrowth, locating and identifying lost graves and much, much more. Thank you for visiting!!!!