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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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The Natchez Trace Parkway to Offer Photography Program

TUPELO, MS: To celebrate National Public Lands Day, the Natchez Trace
Parkway will offer an interactive photography program at the Chickasaw
Village Site (milepost 261.8 near Tupelo, Mississippi) on Saturday,
September 28, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. 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, October 5, 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 – September 28, 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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Natchez Trace Parkway Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Tupelo, MS: To commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Natchez Trace Parkway will host a living history encampment representing the expedition of Hernando de Soto on Saturday, September 21, 2013.  The encampment will be set up outside the Natchez Trace … Continue reading

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Night Hike at the Natchez Trace Parkway

Tupelo, MS: Join a park ranger on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center (milepost 266 on the Natchez Trace Parkway near Tupelo, Mississippi) for a Night Hike.  This one-hour program will give families the unique … Continue reading

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Natchez Trace Parkway Begins Repairing Parkway Bridge Over US 82, Webster County, Mississippi

Natchez Trace Parkway Begins Repairing Parkway Bridge Over US 82, Webster County, Mississippi Tupelo, MS – Natchez Trace Parkway officials announce that repairs on the bridge over US 82 near Mathiston, MS will begin on September 4, 2013.  This bridge was … 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. onSaturday, September 7, 2013, at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi. The North Mississippi Dulcimer Association … Continue reading

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National Park Service to Conduct Archeological Survey at Chickasaw Village

Archaeologists from the National Park Service Southeast Archeological Center (SEAC) will begin survey work at the Natchez Trace Parkway Chickasaw Village site on Tuesday, August 20, 2013. This survey is being conducted as part of an analysis for a proposed Chickasaw Cultural Center, to ensure that no cultural resources will be impacted. Continue reading

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Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center, August 24, 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, August 24, 2013. Continue reading

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The Natchez Trace Parkway to Offer Photography Program

TUPELO, MS: To celebrate the 97th anniversary of the National Park Service, the Natchez Trace Parkway will offer an interactive photography program at the Chickasaw Village Site (milepost 261.8 near Tupelo, Mississippi) on Saturday, August 24, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. 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, August 3, 2013, at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi. Continue reading

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Pioneer Day at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center, July 27, 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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The Elephant Sanctuary Celebrates Shirley

The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee is sharing Shirley’s 65th birthday, and you are invited! Shirley is the 3rd oldest elephant in North America. Continue reading

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The Natchez Trace Parkway to Host an Interpretive Display of Prehistoric American Indian Tools

Mr. Pat Arinder will display replicas of prehistoric American Indian tools at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center on Saturday, July 20, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Continue reading

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Natchez Trace Parkway Announces Free Junior Ranger Programs, July 2013

(TUPELO, MS)– The Natchez Trace Parkway will continue its Junior Ranger programs at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center through July. The programs will be conductedSaturday morning beginning at 10:00 a.m. and will cover natural and cultural history topics that are related to the Natchez Trace Parkway. Parkway programs are free to the public and are most appropriate for children ages 7-12. 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, July 6, 2013, at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi. Continue reading

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French Marine Reenactor to “Recruit” Junior Rangers at the Natchez Trace Parkway

(TUPELO, MS)-The Natchez Trace Parkway will welcome Public Historian Brian Mast to the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center on June 29, 2013. Mast, from the Black Belt Museum at the University of West Alabama, will present a 45-minute Junior Ranger program at 10:00 a.m. entitled “We Want YOU for the French Marines!” Following the program, from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Mast will share his knowledge of the time period with visitors of all ages through a display of French Marine equipment. Continue reading

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