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Faulkner not forgotten in New Albany, July 4, 2019

July 4, 2019 // 1 Comment

New Albany, MS, July 4, 2019: Faulkner not forgotten in New Albany. Twenty-eight years ago today, July 4, 1991, my wife, our then six-year-old daughter and I came through New Albany on our way to a family party in Memphis. Although it had never then crossed my mind that New Albany would become my ultimate home town, [More]

Union County Historical Society 2019 meeting

May 30, 2019 // 2 Comments

The members of the Union County Historical Society held their annual meeting Thursday, May 30, at the First United Methodist Church in New Albany. Speaker for the event was Greg Johnson, curator of the Blues Archives at the University of Mississippi. Johnson described the work of the Blues Archives for the audience.  [More]

“Seeding Vitality Arts in Museums” grant awarded to museum

September 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS – The Union County Historical Society & Heritage Museum was awarded a competitive Seeding Vitality Arts in Museums grant. The grants are intended to catalyze the growing national creative aging movement. The Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany, MS was selected as one of only 20 museums [More]

Annual historical society meeting features discussion of Piominko

May 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

The annual meeting of the Union County Historical Society (UCHS) featured a program about the Chickasaw Indians, a native American tribe indigenous to north Mississippi. Mitch Caver, an author who has co-written a book about Piominko, an 18th century Chickasaw chief, spoke to the historical society members gathered [More]

Union Co. Heritage Museum invites public to opening of its new addition

October 31, 2017 // 0 Comments

The public is invited to the much-anticipated grand opening of the Union County Heritage Museum addition this Sunday, November 5, from 1:30 – 3 p.m. “We are grateful that the project is competed and that the public can come in the front door and tour the facility on which we have worked so long and hard ,” said [More]

Union Co. Historical Society sets annual luncheon meeting

May 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Annual Meeting of the Union County Historical Society is set Friday, May 19, 12 noon at the fellowship hall of the First United Methodist Church on Bankhead Street. Guest speaker for the event is Ted Ownby, Director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture who will be talking about the just published [More]

Crossing on the Green Park: a nod to New Albany’s railroad history

April 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

New Albany’s new Crossing on the Green Park honors the city’s close association with railroads and those who’ve owned them.  The Union County Historical Society is developing the small, railroad-themed park at the intersection of  Faulkner Way (Highland St.) and Jefferson Ave. The new park is already a place [More]

If your church is 100 years old, it should be on the Hallelujah Trail

March 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Museum celebrates spiritual history of Union County with Hallelujah Trail  The Hallelujah Trail is one way that the Union County Historical Society and Heritage Museum will commemorate the Mississippi Bicentennial in Union County. The project has been funded by a $7,500 grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council [More]
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