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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]

Museum Moments to examine extinct businesses, schools, communities

February 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

February’s Museum Moments features the research done on the African American History of New Albany and Union County titled “From Goat City to The Hill & Goose Hollow to The Flat” on Thursday, Feb. 15, noon at the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany. Sam Mosley and other members of the African American [More]

How a Union Co. lawman helped end MS’s hypocrisy regarding alcohol

October 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Albany, MS- About a hundred people learned about “Mississippi’s tortured history with alcohol” during the October 20th Museum Moments program at the Union County Heritage Museum. Judge Rodney Shands gave an entertaining and informative narrative about Mississippi’s long and often ironic [More]

Three events over 80-year period result in top-ranked hospital in Union County

April 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

This is the second in a two-part narrative about the history of hospitals in Union County. Part One was posted Monday, April 4th. See link to Part One below. In 1946 the U.S. Congress had passed, and President Harry Truman had signed the Hill-Burton Act, a law that provided federal assistance for the construction of [More]

Smart, hard work brings superior health care to Union County

April 4, 2016 // 5 Comments

So far as medical care is concerned, fate has been kind to Americans during the last hundred years. During that same century, fate has been more than kind, one might fairly say providentially so, with regard to the medical care available in Union County, Mississippi. It didn’t just happen. Although some of the [More]

Origins of profitable Valentine’s Day are somewhat mysterious

February 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

It is not true that Joyce Clyde Hall, founder of Hallmark Cards, created Valentine’s Day. Joyce Clyde “Call me J.C.” Hall, 1891-1982 It is true that Hallmark Cards, the company he founded in Kansas City in 1928, has enjoyed millions of dollars in sales using the name of the third century saint and [More]

New Albany continues homage to railroads passed by

August 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

New Albany – Although the Gulf, Mobile, and Ohio — the GM&O — railroad went out of business in 1972, its name and fame  live on in New Albany. The official name of the organization that operates the Tanglefoot Trail, which runs from New Albany to Houston, is the GM&O Rails to Trails [More]

The U.S. Flag: legends, facts and protocols

June 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

Who designed the American flag? On Saturday, June 14, 1777, Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the first official national flag of the United States. According to popular legend, the first American flag was made by Betsy Ross, a Philadelphia seamstress who was acquainted with George Washington, leader of the [More]

Imperfect Politicians, Cleveland through first Roosevelts

June 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

American politicians’ scandals and foibles Grover Cleveland: first to be publicly accused of sexual impropriety Stephen Grover Cleveland was both the 22nd and 24th president of the United States, the only one to serve two non-consecutive terms in the White House. Only two politicians have risen so rapidly from [More]

Imperfect American politicians: babies and bathwater?

May 31, 2015 // 1 Comment

“…the haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy” Senator Cochran’s marriage last week to Kay Webber revived gossip about whether their relationship before his wife’s death had offended Puritan sensibilities. Cochran lost consortium with his wife at least a decade and a half [More]
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