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Natchez Trace Parkway Announces Junior Ranger Program

TUPELO, MS – The Natchez Trace Parkway invites children and their families to “The Natchez Trace Toy Box,” a special Junior Ranger program held at the Parkway Visitor Center on Saturday, December 14, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. Junior Rangers will learn about toys that children played with in the 1800s and have a chance to try them out. Jacobs ladders, buzz saws, and tops are just a few examples of the toys that will be available for children to try. Participants may make a toy to take home. Continue reading

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Natchez Hills Vineyard Christmas Dinner Concert

A celebratory Natchez Hills Vineyard Christmas Dinner Concert  will be presented by Natchez Hills Vineyard on Saturday, December 14th, 2013 in  the Vineyard’s 4,000 sq ft Event Hall located on the property at 109 Overhead Bridge Rd (off Hwy 412), … Continue reading

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Christmas Open House at Amber Falls Winery & Cellars

Christmas Open House Saturday, November 30 at Amber Falls Winery Amber Falls Winery & Cellars’ annual holiday gift to the community, its Christmas Open House, will be held on Saturday, November 30, featuring the 2013 Snow Village display, release of … Continue reading

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The Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Traditional Music by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association

A special program of dulcimer music will be provided by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2013, at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi. Continue reading

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Natchez Trace Parkway to Show Film Pearl

TUPELO, MS: To commemorate American Indian Heritage Month, the Natchez Trace Parkway will show the family-friendly film Pearl at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2013, at the Parkway Visitor Center near Tupelo. Continue reading

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Controlled Burning along the Natchez Trace Parkway

Weather depending, the Natchez Trace Parkway is planning to conduct a prescribed fire (controlled burn) in Colbert County, AL between the dates of November 13 and November 15. Continue reading

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Natchez Trace Parkway Ranger Jane Farmer Receives the National Freeman Tilden Award

TUPELO, MS – Natchez Trace Parkway Ranger Jane Farmer has received the 2013 National Park Service Freeman Tilden Award for interpretive excellence, the highest award a National Park Service Ranger can receive. Continue reading

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Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center, November 23, 2013

The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will perform living history demonstrations that show the challenges faced and creative solutions developed by those Americans who lived in the area from the 1700s to 1840. The demonstrations will take place at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center (located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi) from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2013. Continue reading

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Mary Risser Selected as Superintendent of Natchez Trace Parkway

ATLANTA, GA – Southeast Regional Director Stan Austin announces the selection of Mary Risser, a 32-year career employee of the National Park Service (NPS), to serve as superintendent of Natchez Trace Parkway, a 444-mile long scenic byway crossing three states and headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi. Continue reading

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Controlled Burning along the Natchez Trace Parkway

TN, AL, and MS: The Natchez Trace Parkway has released its prescribed fire (controlled burning) schedule for 2013-2014. From October 2013 through September 2014, prescribed fire operations will be conducted at various locations along the Parkway, Continue reading

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Controlled Burning along the Natchez Trace Parkway

Weather depending, the Natchez Trace Parkway has plans to conduct three prescribed fires (controlled burns) in Lee County between the dates of October 23 and October 25. The prescribed fires are located in the following areas… Continue reading

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Environmental Assessment Available for Proposed Rice Road Extension-Review Period Extended

TUPELO, MS – The National Park Service announces the continued availability of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed extension of Rice Road (Madison County, MS). This project seeks to extend Rice Road and create an associated multi-use trail to the west … Continue reading

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The Natchez Trace Parkway Presents Traditional Music by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association

A special program of dulcimer music will be provided by the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi. The North Mississippi Dulcimer Association … Continue reading

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Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center, October 26, 2013

The Tombigbee Pioneer Group will perform living history demonstrations that show the challenges faced and creative solutions developed by those Americans who lived in the area from the 1700s to 1840. The demonstrations will take place at the Natchez Trace … Continue reading

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Government Shutdown Forces Closure of Natchez Trace Parkway Facilities

Tupelo, MS – Because of the shutdown of the federal government caused by the lapse in appropriations, the National Park Service (NPS) has closed all 401 national parks, including the Natchez Trace Parkway. The Parkway motor road remains open, but no government facilities are available. All restrooms, visitor centers, sites, campgrounds, etc. are closed. Law enforcement Rangers remain on-duty for protection of Parkway resources and to ensure public safety, and visitors are reminded that they are not to enter a closed or barricaded area of the park. The closure will remain in effect until the government reopens. Continue reading

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Annual Oktober Heritage Festival

Oktober Heritage Festival

Hohenwald/Lewis County Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Oktober Heritage Festival and 20th Annual Fall Classics Car and Truck Show to take place in the downtown Hohenwald, Tennessee, area October 11-12, 2013. On Friday, the parking lot at the corner … Continue reading

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20th Annual Fall Classics Car & Truck Show

Fall Classics Car & Truck Show

Hohenwald/Lewis County Chamber of Commerce presents the 20th Annual Fall Classics Car and Truck Show which will take place on the courthouse lawn, 110 Park Ave. N., one block north of the downtown Hohenwald, Tennessee, area on October 12, 2013. … Continue reading

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Environmental Assessment Available for Proposed Rice Road Extension

The National Park Service announces the availability of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed extension of Rice Road (Madison County, MS). This project seeks to extend Rice Road and create an associated multi-use trail to the west of U.S. Highway 51 in Ridgeland. This extension would provide access to the northern portion of the planned Ridgeland City Center development, requiring a right-of-way of approximately 0.7 acres on NPS land. Continue reading

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