Thursday, February 25, 2010

Vicksburg Spring Pilgrimage

Experience the rich Tapestry of early Vicksburg life. Explore the fabric of Vicksburg society with tours of our historic homes and hallways. Enjoy interpretive presentations of Vicksburg’s history that bring to life the heritage and culture of this remarkable river city. Sixteen of Vicksburg's most historic properties will tell their stories - from antebellum grandeur to the Siege of Vicksburg to the turn of the 20th Century. Together these stories weave the Tapestry of who we are today.

Tapestry presentations will include collections of vintage 1800’s fine china, silver and antiques, clothing, linens, Victorian jewelry, Civil War medical instruments and period tools, stained glass making, jewelry making, quilting, tatting, Victorian flower arranging, period foods and spirits and special presentations about the Davis Family of Warren County, the history of the Sisters of Mercy and the slave trade in Vicksburg. Tapestry will also feature special evening musical presentations.

In addition to regularly scheduled tour hours, sixteen of Vicksburg’s most historic properties will have special presentations Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.

Our Tour Home Schedules:

Thursdays     Fridays      Saturdays      Sundays      Mondays

A Wonderful Vicksburg, Mississippi
Bed and Breakfast Inn Experience!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

9th Annual Mardi Gras Parade

The Main Street Program will be sponsoring the ninth annual Mardi Gras Parade in Downtown Vicksburg on Saturday, February 13th at 2:00 p.m. For the first time, this year's parade will have a theme! The theme is "Latin Carnivale." Mardi Gras is so elaborate in the Latin culture so we decided to bring some of their traditions to our Mardi Gras celebration.

We are still looking for Krewes to participate in the parade! If you are interested in participating please call 601-634-4527, come by our office at 1309 Washington Street, or go to and download an application. We look forward to seeing you downtown on Saturday, February 13th! Come join the fun!!!!

Free Trees

In honor of Arbor Day, Madison County Soil and Water Conservation District will be giving away FREE trees!

You can pick them up:

Wednesday from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. at the Train Depot in Flora
Thursday at the same time on Canton's Courthouse Square
Friday from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. at Ridgeland City Hall
Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon at the old Madison Station Elementary

The free bundles offered by MCSWCD include Live Oaks, Sawtooth Oaks and Bald Cypresses. Flowering bundles containing Dogwoods, Southern Magnolias and Persimmons will be available for $5. Bundles come with six seedlings, and some trees may be substituted for others due to shortages.

Each person is allowed one free bundle.

For more information, call MCSWCD at (601) 859-4272.

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