4. April 2013 08:47
Pike County Welcome Center I-55 North 3 miles from Osyka, Ms will celebrate Confederate Heritage Month starting April 12, 2013 from 10:00 am -1: 00 pm the Daughters of Confederacy will greet tourist dressed in their Civil War period of attire. They will be serving cookies as they talk to the tourists.
April 13-14, 2013 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm the Stockdale Rangers and the Sons of Confederacy will set up tents, cook on site, display weapons, and dress in Civil War period of attire.
16. March 2013 05:30
Stop by the Pearl River County Welcome Center on March 30 to see the folk art of Ed Hahn, a former New Orleans resident now living in Carriere, Miss. He is the executive chef of Paul’s Pastry. His passion is food (he has been a chef for 35 years), but his real love is art. Ed has been carving wooden duck decoys since he was a small boy with his grandfather. His grandfather, Earl Bappert, taught him the techniques of repairing the decoys' heads and bodies before each hunting season. Ed had no idea that his love for hunting would turn into this fantastic folk art, also developing his skill in painting and carving. Don't miss Ed and his unique art March 30!
We will have several different displays for viewing and local celebrities to visit with throughout the month, please check our calendar of events and stop by to see us.
21. February 2013 05:05
The staff at the Pearl River County Welcome Center invites you to join us on February 23, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to interact with local veterans and members of the Mississippi Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, and Local Camp 373, Gainesville Volunteers. They will be discussing the Civil War and showing artifacts from the era. Please come and celebrate the day with us and take a few brochures along as souvenirs. Pearl River County Welcome Center, I-59 North, Picayune, Miss., 601.798.8184
15. February 2013 11:09
On February 22, stop by the Warren County Welcome Center in Vicksburg and meet Glenn Taylor and his wife Karen, of Terry, Miss. Tables of relics including weapons, accoutrements, bottles and memorabilia from the Civil War will be on display. Also see authentic period uniforms and antebellum dresses. Free coffee will be served. Warren County Welcome Center, 4201 S. Washington St., Vicksburg, Miss. For more information, call 601.368.4269.
20. November 2012 05:08
Enjoy the outdoors and Mississippi's rich history. Take a trip into the past with a visit to Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, located in Natchez, Mississippi - the oldest permanent settlement on the Mississippi River. The Natchez were one of the few North American Indian tribes who were ruled by a king. The Natchez king was called the Great Sun, because the Natchez people believed he was descended from the sun. Unlike European kings, Natchez royalty was traced through the mother's bloodline, not the father's. So the son of the Great Sun would not become the next Great Sun -- his oldest sister's son would. The Natchez Great Sun was an absolute ruler, which means that he had the power to make all the decisions for the tribe himself. In reality, though, the Great Sun usually had to listen to the opinions of a council of warriors, priests, and other important Natchez men, because he needed their support. Learn more about this extinct tribe at Grand Village of the Natchez Indians.