TUPELO, MS – 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 11, 2015, at the Parkway Visitor Center located at milepost 266 near Tupelo, Mississippi.
The North Mississippi Dulcimer Association teaches dulcimer history, tradition, craftsmanship, and music by sharing its knowledge and talents. The Appalachian mountain dulcimer is the first instrument developed in the United States. Dating back to the early 1800s, the dulcimer is an instrument whose very name means “sweet sound.” The National Park Service and the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association invite everyone to listen to the soft sweet sounds of the dulcimer and learn about its extensive history.
Pat Arinder will also present an “American Indian Tools” Junior Ranger program from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Parkway Visitor Center. Come see an American Indian tools display and demonstration on how they were used. Junior Ranger programs, which cover a variety of topics, are presented most Saturdays in July. Programs are most appropriate for ages 7-12, but all age groups are welcome to attend.