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Tallahatchie Riverfest schedule of events, September 28-29

September 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

Friday September 28th at Tallahatchie Riverfest Friday’s schedule includes two highlights of the on-going William Faulkner Literary Fest, as well as a free night of Blues.  See Friday schedule below for details provided by organizers. The annual Faulkner Literary Competition Awards Luncheon will be at the First [Continue Reading]

September Museum Moments to feature Faulkner’s home, Rowan Oak

September 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

On September 20, 2018, Brothers Cham and Ike Trotter will share stories and letters from the book Rowan Oak: A History of the William Faulkner Home, by Sally Stone Trotter. The book is about William Faulkner‘s purchase of what became his Rowan Oak home. A light lunch will be served beginning at 11:30 AM,  [Continue Reading]

“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 [Continue Reading]

Museum Moments program to explore Japanese bond with Faulkner

August 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

Japan invited William Faulkner to visit and lecture in 1955 after the writer won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1949, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award. The Union County Museum will feature this as the topic of Museum Moments on August 16 in New Albany as part of the Faulkner [Continue Reading]

Voice–Over artist Andy Fields coming to Museum Moments July 19

July 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

You may not know his face, but you might his voice. Andy Fields of Oxford is one of the voices of Five Nights with Freddy, as well as others. He will be at the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany on Thursday, July 19, at noon. Fields, who has dabbled in “other voices” for years, was a mathematics teacher at [Continue Reading]

Museum Madness signup is underway at the Museum

June 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

Preparations for the annual Museum Madness Children’s Discovery Program are underway and registration is open for the programing set July 9 – 13, 2018, at the Union County Heritage Museum. Class sizes are limited and ages are incoming 2nd graders to incoming 4th grade students. A 2017 camper with his Scary Science [Continue Reading]

Parchman Farm: Destination Doom exhibit opens June 21 at museum

June 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

 Parchman Farm: Destination Doom Exhibit will open Thursday, June 21, 12 noon, at the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany. The exhibit images are photographs from the Martha Alice Stewart, Time on Parchman Farm 1930s Collection. Stewart, a Union County woman, was nurse at the state prison for approximately a [Continue Reading]

2018 Fossil Road Show: June 9th at the museum

May 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

Fossils, rocks, gems and minerals are the focus of the annual Fossil Road Show at the Union County Heritage Museum on Saturday, June 9, 2018, 10 – 2. There is something for all ages. Click to enlarge The annual event brings out the paleontologists from across the state as well as the private collectors, treasure [Continue Reading]

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 [Continue Reading]
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