Stevie Wonder Comes to the Civic Center

Did you know that the great Stevie Wonder came to the Monroe Civic Center in 1970? Yep! Among the hits he sang that night were : "Yester-You, Yester-New, Yester-Day", "My Cherie Amour" and "Up-Tight". Our public computers still don't have internet access, but staff computers can get on the net. Please be patient with us, … Continue reading Stevie Wonder Comes to the Civic Center

Miscellaneous Photos and Documents on Ouachita Parish

And to go along with yesterday's post, Vernon Parish Library also has a collection of miscellaneous photos and documents they have put on Flickr. https://flic.kr/s/aHsiVtCZhU There are some things on here I have never seen before. Photos of Layton castle, the Cooley House, The Jewish Temple...even a copy of the Dedication Program for the Civic … Continue reading Miscellaneous Photos and Documents on Ouachita Parish

Monroe Civic Center

Written on the back of this rare postcard (Ouachita Parish Public Library Photo Collection, Photo No. 803): Monroe Civic Center Monroe, Louisiana Largest conference and entertainment complex in Louisiana. To open September 1, 1967, the $5.5 million project includes a 2250-seat theatre, 7200-seat arena, and a multi-purpose conference hall with ample exhibit and banquet space. … Continue reading Monroe Civic Center