Bossier Parish’s 175th Anniversary

A celebration is in the works as Bossier Parish prepares for its 175th anniversary.

Join the Bossier Parish Library Historical Center as they kickoff celebrations for the 175th anniversary of Bossier Parish.

Bossier Parish was formed February 24, 1843, when Act 33 of the Louisiana Legislature was signed into law by Governor Alexandre Mouton.  Act 33 enabled creation of a new parish to be established by using land that was then part of Claiborne Parish. Later that land was named Bossier Parish.

Bossier Parish was given its name after a creole General by the name Pierre Evariste Jean Baptiste Bossier. Even though General Bossier never lived within Bossier Parish, he had a love for the nature and animal life native to our land. (Bossier Parish History First 150 Years)

The staff at the Bossier Parish Library Historical Center would like to invite you to join them as they begin a year long celebration dedicated to the 175th anniversary of Bossier Parish. An Open House will be the kickoff for the events and is being held at the Bossier Parish Library Historical Center Meeting Room on February 24 from 1-3 p.m.

Join, and ask to the collection of historic photographs passed down from generation to generation of the families, buildings, and artifacts that helped build the foundation of our great parish.