Vicksburg- Your Key to the Holidays Part 1

Wow, it is hard to believe that Thanksgiving has come and gone and that we are getting ready to celebrate Christmas.  Vicksburg is teeming with holiday activities for the entire family.  It doesn’t matter how old you are, Christmas brings out the child in all of us.  Take a look at this amazing line up of festivities that will make this a Christmas to remember! There is so much going on in Vicksburg to... read more

Happy Thanksgiving from Vicksburg

Little is known about what is believed to be the First Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts in the early 1600s.  It is known that Pilgrims and Puritans held celebrations of thanksgiving as early as 1621.  Massachusetts Governor Bradford declared a religious holiday for the colony in 1623.  However, the practice of holding an annual harvest festival did not become a regular affair in New England until... read more

Mississippi Department of Archives & History Recognizes Preservation in Vicksburg

A few weeks ago Vicksburg was honored to host the annual meeting of the Mississippi Department of Archives & History (MDAH) Board of Trustees.  The board meeting was at the Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum.  While in Vicksburg the board toured the Vicksburg National Military Park and our historic districts.  At the closing reception at Duff Green Mansion MDAH presented resolutions of... read more

Honoring Veterans Day

This weekend the United States honors all of the brave American men and women who have taken a stand for freedom and democracy around the world.  November 11th of each year is set aside to honor military veterans, that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces.  It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the... read more

Take a Walk (or Ride) with Old Man River

Our old Highway 80 Bridge here in Vicksburg has received a lot of attention from the residents of the city and county to transform the former auto lanes of the bridge into a recreational parkway.  Just imagine taking a sunset stroll over one of the most powerful natural resources on earth.  You can help by showing your support for the project.  Let your elected officials know how much this would mean to... read more

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