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 27, 2014.
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 25th & 26th. 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.