Clista A. Calhoun Center

THE Events Center of DeSoto Parish!  This grand ole lady was renovated in 2012 by the Friends of the Mansfield Female College Museum.  Originally she was the “Lyceum” of the College and housed the cafeteria, gymnasium and stage for the school.  In past reincarnations she was the DeSoto Parish Health Unit and then a multi-family building with four apartments before falling into disrepair.

Now rejuvenated she is completely rewired and newly plumbed, handicapped accessible, with all the modern facilities and amenities.  Plenty of parking is available as well as ten acres of grounds for picnics.  The Clista A. Calhoun Center is the best place to host your event and is known as THE place for your wedding, anniversary, birthday party, or reunion.  She has served as a venue for local government meetings, health fairs, galas, proms and commercial or industrial meetings.  Interestingly, she has also hosted the Tingling Bros. Circus, a “Saturday Night Smackdown” wrestling event, a Dance Academy Recital and several of the NLTCC graduation ceremonies.

The Clista Center stays booked so don’t wait to schedule your own event!  Call Marketing Director Van Reech 318-540-7500 or email with the title “Bookings” to discuss prices and availability.