Saturday, June 24, 2017

Miss Vicksburg Crowned Miss Mississippi!

Anne Elizabeth Buys is crowned Miss Mississippi 2017 during the Miss Mississippi Pageant at the Vicksburg Convention Center in Vicksburg, Miss., on Saturday, June 24, 2017. (Courtland Wells/The Vicksburg Post)

Miss America, Savvy Shields, Outgoing Queen, Miss Mississippi, Laura Lee Lewis crowning Incoming Queen, Anne Elizabeth Buys (Miss Vicksburg) Miss Mississippi.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Douglas The Camel Returns!

Have you ever met a camel? Now is your chance!

Join us for a unique opportunity to meet Doug Baum and his camels of the Texas Camel Corps. Mr. Baum’s camels will be here representing Old Douglas, a camel that served with the 43rd Mississippi Volunteer Infantry during the siege and campaign of Vicksburg in 1863.

The camels will be available to visit at the ‘Old Superintendent’s Quarters’ inside t...he park. This event is free; however, visitors are required to pay the entrance fee to the park.

For more information and directions please call (601) 636-0583

Times: Saturday June 24 – 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Live Cannon Firings

With the support of the Friends of Vicksburg National Military Park and Campaign, the National Park Service Living History cannon crew from Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park will be encamped at Vicksburg Military Park for the July 4th weekend.

Live cannon firing programs will be offered at Battery de Goyler (Tour Stop 1) at 9:30, 11:30, 1:30 and 3:30 every day from July 1-4th. Simultaneously there will be living history programs representing the Confederate experience across the battlefield in the vicinity of the Louisiana Monument. Visitors who attend the programs at the Louisiana Monument will be able to experience the soundwave and percussion wave from the cannon firings. Visitors are encouraged to attend programs at both Battery deGoyler and at the Louisiana Monument to experience both sides of the siege.

At 4pm on July 3rd, a park ranger will present a short presentation at the surrender site on Pemberton Avenue, 154 years after the surrender interview between Generals Grant and Pemberton.

Living History events are also scheduled for July 22-23 and August 5-6. More information will be released as it becomes available. All events are free, but normal entrance fees apply. 
By Michael Logue

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Miss Mississippi 2017 Pageant

Vicksburg, MS

The 2017 Miss Mississippi Pageant is June 21-24, 2017, with preliminaries on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, all beginning at 8:00 pm. The final is Saturday, June 24, at 8:00 pm.

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