The Historical Association of Central Louisiana is a partnership of members who share a common interest in preserving our local history for future generations.
Mission: The HACL strives to advance the preservation, appreciation, and understanding of things of historical value in the central Louisiana community.
Hotel Bentley Preservation Society
Mission: The Hotel Bentley Preservation Society exists to further the preservation, advancement and appreciation of the Hotel Bentley through engaging experiences which celebrate the history and grandeur of central Louisiana's premier historical property - the Hotel Bentley being a key component to Alexandria's downtown revitalization.
At the November 2018 meeting of the board of the Historical Association of Central Louisiana, the beginning of a concept becoming a reality occurred as the above mission statement was approved for the Friends of the Hotel Bentley.
At the spring annual meeting of the association, the board plans to announce some exciting goals and projects that will support the mission. If you are not a member of the HACL but would like to attend the annual meeting to hear this news, now is a great time to JOIN.
Celebrating 110 Years - 8/10/2018
Hotel Bentley celebrating 110 years -Town Talk 8/6/2018
Connection to LA Maneuvers - WWII lobby display
AHPC Preservation in Progress award - 10/2015
Dome and Lobby over time - LA History Museum (LHM)
Hotel in the Snow - 1929 - LHM
Before Hotel Bentley - 7/4/1904 - LHM