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May Museum Moments 2015

Down From the Hills 2015 Mississippi Bluegrass Championships
Trophies are lined up to be handed out at the trophy table during Down From the Hills 2014.

Trophies are lined up to be handed out at the trophy table during Down From the Hills 2014.

Mark you calendars for the 2015 State of Mississippi Bluegrass Championships- Down From the Hills Bluegrass Festival on May 16, 2015, beginning at 10 a.m. in New Albany, Mississippi. More than $8,000 will be given in youth and adult categories of fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, dobro and bluegrass band. Go to www.mississippifiddlers.com for more information or call 662-538-0014.  Y’all Come! RV campsites available.

March Museum Moments 2015

Attorney handling the affairs of the Chickasaw Nation Homeland projects and preservation.

Attorney handling the affairs of the Chickasaw Nation Homeland projects and preservation.

March Museum Moments will feature Brad Prewitt, of Tupelo.  The board of the Inkana’ Foundation selected Mr. Brad Prewitt, Tupelo, to serve as its executive director. Based in Tupelo, the Inkana’ “Friend” Foundation is a nonprofit corporation with a mission to help protect, preserve and interpret Chickasaw homeland historic sites.

Mr. Prewitt is an eighth-generation Mississippian with 21 years of experience as an attorney, business consultant, government relations specialist, corporate officer, entrepreneur and volunteer leader. “Mr. Prewitt brings a wide range of experience, knowledge and skills to his position,” said Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby. “Brad Prewitt is very enthusiastic about building mutually beneficial relationships with the people of our homeland. We believe this foundation will be a great asset as we continue on our journey to expand the scope of knowledge of Chickasaw history and culture.”Together with the Inkana’ Foundation, the Chickasaw Nation strives to develop, enhance and maintain relationships and partnerships within communities and organizations in both the traditional homelands and Chickasaw country. The historic Chickasaw homelands encompass the Tupelo-area and include northern Mississippi, western Tennessee, northwest Alabama and southwestern Kentucky.As executive director, Mr. Prewitt will guide communication, education and preservation efforts and help build partnerships with surrounding communities and organizations to ensure mutually beneficial relationships.

February Museum Moments 2015

The dedication of the first Blues Marker at 114 Cleveland Street in New Albany shows blues musiaicn and Union County Native Same Mosley (right) and the late Billy Ball (left) and other well-wishers at this Blues Moment in New Albany in 2008 at the Union County Heritage Museum.

Blues musician and Union County Native Sam Mosley (right) and the late Billy Ball (left) and other well-wishers at this Blues Moment in New Albany in 2008 at the Union County Heritage Museum.

February Museum Moments will feature writer, radio blues show host and teacher  Scott Barretta updating us about The State of the Blues in Mississippi. Feb. 19, 12 noon. The dedication of the first Blues Marker at 114 Cleveland Street in New Albany shows.

January Museum Moments 2015

Union County native Eli Whiteside will speak at the museum on January 15, 2015 at noon. Public invited

Union County native Eli Whiteside will speak at the museum on January 15, 2015 at noon. Public invited.

Museum Moments is the monthly lecture series at the museum.  Look for interesting and engaging programs at the museum the third Thursday of the month - at noon.  Thanks to our Community Partners a supports a free pick-up lunch is offered, and this month's program features Union County own Eli Whiteside, professional baseball player,  player on World Series winning teams.  Eli's career began when as a 12 year old he was the first home run hitter in the new New Albany Sports Plex.  Come to Museum moments and hear his story and meet New Albany's professional baseball player

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