The Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area and the Natchez Trace Parkway have partnered on the installation of welcome signage at the northern and southern boundaries of the heritage area along the parkway.
Signs welcoming visitors to the heritage area have been placed on the Parkway near the Mississippi-Alabama state line and south of Kosciusko.
“The histories of the Natchez Trace and the Mississippi Hills are forever intertwined, and the National Park Service is proud to support the National Heritage Area’s goal of celebrating the stories and culture of this unique area,” stated Acting Parkway Superintendent Dale Wilkerson.
“Efforts to develop the signage began under former Superintendent Cam Sholly who left his post in 2012, after a three-year assignment, to accept the position of Associate Director of Visitor and Resource Protection for the National Park Service in Washington, D.C.”
“We greatly value the Natchez Trace Parkway as partners and in their capacity as the local National Park Service supervisory entity for our National Heritage Area,” said Kim Terrell, president of the Mississippi Hills Heritage Area Alliance. “Working with Parkway staff on this project and others has been a rewarding experience and we appreciate everything they do in support of our mission.”