Dog Days of Summer—Rediscover Historic Vicksburg Anyway!
According to “The Google”, we are still in the Dog Days of Summer—July 22nd.-Aug 22nd. 2017. Yes, it is still a bit warm and muggy here, but, as Corey Rickrode of Baer House Inn says, “It’s hot in Florida too, but people are still going to Disney World!” My point? In spite of the heat, there is still plenty to do in Vicksburg, as we finish up August, and move into September, and Vicksburg Fall Pilgrimage time! This is the first in a series of blogs that will be covering exactly that: Ways you can Rediscover Historic Vicksburg now through Vicksburg Fall Pilgrimage!
–Meshea Crysup, Rediscovering Historic Vicksburg
Rediscovering Historic Vicksburg
Now Through Vicksburg Fall Pilgrimage!
by Meshea Crysup, RHV
Yes, things are heating up here in Vicksburg as we enter the final part of the Dog Days of Summer—and I am not just talking about the weather! Leading up to the Vicksburg Fall Pilgrimage, and all during Pilgrimage time, there are a variety of ways to have a good time, eat a great meal, have a refreshing drink, hear some fantastic music, take an entertaining and educational—maybe even haunted—tour, and more!
What is going on at
The Baer House Inn?
Detective Dinner Theatre: August 18th! Always a great choice because ONE fee covers food, drink, and entertainment—an entire evening of fun!
Vicksburg Civil War Roundtable: August 21st. at 6 PM! A bit different this month. We are not having a speaker. Instead we are getting together to grill, eat, and discuss the next year of our Roundtable! Whether you have been attending or not, now is a great time to come join us and see what we are all about! www.VicksburgCivilWarRoundtable.com
What is going on at
McRaven Tour Home?
Date to be announced in September at McRaven Tour Home, "Confederate Camp and Living History"
What is going on at
The Old Courthouse Museum?
Night at the Museum will be Saturday, Sept. 23rd!
This year's theme is
Mississippi Before Statehood
An entire blog dedicated to this is coming soon!
What is going on with
Vicksburg Blues Society?
Vicksburg Fall Pilgrimage
is Almost Here!
An entire blog will soon be dedicated to this!
Mainstreet Market Café!
Need a place to stay or hold an event?
McNutt House & Duff Green Mansion
Vicksburg Preservation Celebration
Sept. 30- Oct. 1, 2017
Event co-hosted by
Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Presevation
Heritage Guild of Vicksburg and Warren County
Saturday, September 30, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.:
Tour Catherine’s Palace at 1501 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Artist Jerry McWilliams will have his Vicksburg Campaign painting “A Crushing Blow” featuring General Grant and the 1839 building as it appeared on July 4, 1863. General Grant, Mr. Christian Fleckenstein and Mrs. Catherine Coccaro will visit with you.
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.:
A Ballet of Vicksburg: “The History of Vicksburg and her River” by River Pointe Dance Academy at the Vicksburg Convention Center. No Charge
5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.:
Social Reception for ballerinas, their families and Y’all, Vicksburg Convention Center
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.:
Preservation Banquet dinner with guest speakers Mr. Walt Grayson of Mississippi and Dr. George McDaniel, retired director of 1738 Drayton Hall near Charleston, South Carolina at the Vicksburg Convention Center.
$15.00 dinner ticket required prior purchase by September 27, 2017 (Wednesday)
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.:
Concert-Dance by Vicksburg Band, The Chill at the Vicksburg Convention Center.
No charge with cash bar, wine and beer complimentary.
Sunday, October 1, 2017
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.:
Ecumenical church service by Reverend Beth Palmer, Rector, Church of the Holy Trinity, using historic church liturgy.
900 South Street, Vicksburg, Mississippi.
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.:
Celebration concert by the Vicksburg Chamber Choir and the Vicksburg Orchestral Society at the Vicksburg Convention Center. In 1982 Church of the Holy Trinity organist and choir master, Mr. David Stokes composed “The God of History” for orchestra and choir at the request of Carol and Lamar McMillin, Jr. Maestro Crafton Beck, composer and conductor of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra has enlarged the composition for full orchestra and chorus for our Preservation Celebration Concert.
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.:
House Blessing and tour at “Catherine’s Palace” for the Fleckenstein-Cocaro Grocery building and home, 1501 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard with Reverend Beth Palmer and THE VICKSBURG BRASS BAND. No Charge
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.:
The Vicksburg Convention Center: The Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation and the Vicksburg and Warren County Heritage Guild Preservation Celebration Dinner with concert and dance by Vicksburg’s Nicholas and Julia Blake (violin and key board). Featured speaker is Dr. George McDaniel of Atlanta, Georgia, Memphis, Tennessee and Charleston, South Carolina. Cash bar with wine and beer complimentary
$15.00 dinner ticket required prior purchase by September 27, 2017 (Wednesday),
Tickets ordered via U.S. Mail should be purchased by September 16, 2017
through mail order with a check payable to:
Gilbraltar Vicksburg, LLC
Vicksburg, MS 39182
or at the below locations:
The Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation
1107 Washington Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180
River Pointe Dance Academy
3429 Halls Ferry Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180
The Heritage Guild of Vicksburg and Warren County
Walnut Hills Restaurants
1214 Adams Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183
Vicksburg has multiple hotels and Bed and Breakfast accommodations.
Baer-Williams House Inn, an Eastlake Victorian B&B providing full breakfast and an evening social hour
1117 Grove Street, Vicksburg, MS 39183;
20% room discount for anyone who books a room for this event
Duff Green Mansion, a Greek Revival Antebellum B&B providing breakfast for two and a tour of the mansion
1114 First East Street, Vicksburg, MS 39180
Courtyard by Marriott
1 Underwood Drive, Vicksburg, MS 39180
group rate $104.00 plus tax
100 Berryman Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180
group rate $96.00 plus tax which includes a complimentary hot deluxe breakfast buffet.
Guests should call the two hotels directly and request the Preservation Celebration Weekend group rate by August 30, 2017.
Certainly, over the next few weeks, it is obvious, EVERYONE can find SOMETHING they enjoy to Rediscover Historic Vicksburg!