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“Healing Our Mississippi” Tour, October 12

October 8, 2019 // 0 Comments

Healing Our Mississippi By Roslynn Clark   In 1962 James Howard Meredith became the first African-American student admitted to the University of Mississippi. In October of 2018 Mr. Meredith was inducted in the University of Mississippi’s Hall of Fame. Roslynn Clark is a graduate of Northeast Mississippi [More]

New Albany and Ripley tell “A Tale of Two Fa(u)lkners”

August 23, 2019 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS, August 2019- New Albany and Ripley will combine to tell the Tale of Two Fa(u)lkners, during Riverfest weekend. William Faulkner was born on September 25, 1897, on Jefferson Street in New Albany, Mississippi. The 1949 Nobel Prize for Literature, 1955 and 1963 Pulitzer Prizes for Fiction, and the 1951 [More]

Main Street calls for 2019 Riverfest arts entries

August 4, 2019 // 0 Comments

August 4, 2019-New Albany MS:  New Albany Main Street Association is calling for entries for the 2019 Tallahatchie Riverfest’s ARTS MARKET and Marketplace. The venues will be held on Saturday, September 28th. Artists, makers, creators, and vendors of all sorts are welcome to stop by the Main Street office, 135 E. [More]

Help vote Tanglefoot Trail into the Hall of Fame

July 4, 2019 // 0 Comments

Mississippi’s Tanglefoot Trail is one of three nominees for the Rails to Trails Hall of Fame. New Albany is the trailhead for the Tanglefoot Trail. Entry to the Hall of Fame will go to the trail that gets the most votes. Voting is from July 2nd to July 10th.  You may vote as many times as you wish. The winner [More]

Something for everyone in New Albany, MS

June 21, 2019 // 0 Comments

If you live in or near New Albany, MS, we hope you have some free time over the several days. A variety of opportunities are on tap here, with, literally, something for everyone. At the Union County Heritage Museum For photographers and those who appreciate interesting photographs: It is too late to enter the “Take [More]

Main Street Brings Competitive Events to Freedom Fest

June 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

New Albany Main Street is bringing two fun, competitive events to Freedom Fest weekend. On Saturday, June 29, during the first annual Blackberry Jubilee, there will be the Smoke on the Water grill competition and an ACL (American Cornhole League) regional tournament. Smoke on the Water is open to anyone who enjoys [More]

FREEDOM FEST weekend wants YOU!

June 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS – FREEDOM FEST weekend is coming, and we want you! Those are the words of Freedom Fest planners, Billye Jean Stroud and Tracy Vainisi.  (See sign-up links below) “We want teams for the grill competition, SMOKE on the WATER, and anyone who would like to participate in an American Cornhole League [More]

Main Street June activities offer downtown fun

June 5, 2019 // 0 Comments

New Albany, Miss.,  Main Street Association June 2019 Activities: The New Albany Main Street Association is jumping into June with community events for all ages and a variety of interests. Director of Main Street, Billye Jean Stroud, said, “I want to personally invite everybody out to enjoy our beautiful town this [More]

Museum offers free Preservation Workshop, May 8-10

April 30, 2019 // 0 Comments

Preservation workshop: Want to tackle that daunting rehab project but not sure where to begin? Join the Mississippi Heritage Trust and instructors Mike Grote and Jonathan Leit with Alembic Community Development of New Orleans to learn about the fundamental principles of historic preservation and real estate finance. [More]

Union County High School art exhibit to open at museum

April 25, 2019 // 0 Comments

The opening of the annual Union County High School Art Exhibit will be Monday, April 29, 5- 7 p.m. at the Union County Heritage Museum. Work from Myrtle, Ingomar, West Union and East Union High Schools will be shown at this event. Awards will be given for winning pieces at the exhibit opening. The exhibit is free and [More]
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