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Union County Historical Society

“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]

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]

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 [Continue Reading]

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 [Continue Reading]

Down From the Hills Heritage Music Festival, 2016

May 22, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Albany, Mississippi– On Saturday, May 21st, the 15th annual Down From the Hills Heritage Music Festival was held at the Union County Fairgrounds, where the air was full of the sounds of musicians of all ages as well as the aromas of kettle corn and smoking meat. Bluegrass fans from around the New Albany [Continue Reading]