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The Natchez Trace Parkway will host the annual Meriwether Lewis Arts and Craft Festival at the Meriwether Lewis Monument Site (Mile Post 385.9). The festival is sponsored by the Maury County Arts Guild and will take place October 9 and 10, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. In addition to shopping for traditional arts and crafts, National Park Service staff will be on site to answer questions and present formal programs on the life of Meriwether Lewis.
Programs will be offered at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., and 2:00 p.m. each day. The North Mississippi Dulcimer Association will also be on site to play dulcimer music in the traditional style throughout the day. The Eastern National bookstore will be open in the log cabin and offer educational materials on the Parkway and Meriwether Lewis.