Saturday, July 4, 2009

Vicksburg's Fourth Of July

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Rangers and volunteers will present and demonstrate union Civil War artillery at Battery De Golyer, Stop No. 1 on the Vicksburg National Military Park's tour road. Visitors may enter the park at 3201 Clay Street. The admission fee is $8.

9 a.m. - 4 p. m. - Pemberton Headquarters on Crawford Street will be open for public tours.

9 a.m. - noon - Cotton will sign copies of "Like a Hideous Nightmare" at the Old Court House Museum, 1008 Cherry Street. The book can be purchased for $20 at the museum.

1 - 4 p.m. - A program commemorating Madame C.J. Walker, a native of Delta, LA., and the nation's first female self-made millionaire will be held at the pavilion adjacent to the Hermione Museum, 315 N. Mulberry St., Tallulah. The program, set to include live music and poetry readings, is free and open to the public.

7:30 p.m. - The Krackerjacks, a rock band from Greenville, will perform in front of the old train depot on Levee Street. The concert is free and open to the public.

9 p.m. - A fireworks show will be at City Front. The show is free and open to the public.

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