Natchez Trace Parkway Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

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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
Parkway Visitor Center from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Through stories,
demonstrations, and hands-on activities, visitors can learn about
Hernando de Soto’s interactions with the Chickasaw Indians along the
historic Natchez Trace during the winter of 1540-41.

The living history encampment will also be available for local schools
on Thursday and Friday, September 19th & 20th. Space is limited, and
interested classes should contact the Parkway Visitor Center to make
reservations.

National Hispanic Heritage Month provides an opportunity to honor the
contributions of Hispanic Americans and to celebrate the cultural
traditions of our Hispanic American community.

This program is free to the public. The Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor
Center is located along the Parkway at milepost 266, near Tupelo,
Mississippi. For more information about this and other Parkway
programs, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/natr, or call
1-800-305-7417.