Ridgeland Mississippi Culture

Following the winding Mississippi River, the Great River Road runs the length of the United States, and if you're in the Magnolia State, you can't miss this ride. I visited Mississippi in 2010 as part of a trip to the state capital, Tupelo, where the Mississippi State Museum is located, the oldest museum in the state of Mississippi, and helped weave together the state's experiences. It is a beautiful city, full of history, culture, art, history and history.

If you want to listen to real American music in all its forms, Magnolia State welcomes you with open arms. Grab some crayfish and other Mississippi cuisine, then sit back and relax to the music and warm rays of sunshine that will engulf you in a colorful spring feast. Relax in the shade of the Mississippi, with a glass of wine and a cup of coffee in hand, and then come back with good music, good food and good friends.

Guests can visit the Delta Blues Museum in the Tupelo-area to learn more about the music of the genre and the history of blues in the Mississippi Delta.

It is not an easy story to tell, but it needs to be told, and the Museum of Mississippi History has done an excellent job. You can learn about famous Mississippi citizens who have been involved in the civil rights movement, such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Fannie Lou Hamer. It highlights the struggles of civil rights activists and ordinary people as seen in a riverside mural in Vicksburg. The name "Lynch" is prominently displayed in this gallery, as are the names of many of Mississippi's most prominent leaders and activists.

The New Stage has long been the source of local culture and artistic education, with productions like "I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf" and upcoming productions of "The Book of Mormon" by William Faulkner.

The center is dedicated to educating and exhibiting craftsmen and women who create work in Mississippi and the Southern region of America. There are hands - on exhibits that allow you to pull shrimp in the harbor, learn about 19th-century Mississippi hotels, and even become an engineer on a train. The guild consists of Mississippi artisans from all over the state, but also from other parts of the country. Many also sell their creations in a gift shop that is open seven days a week. Hundreds of home-made "American" handicrafts can be admired at the Mississippi Artisans Guild of Mississippi Craftsman's Center in Jackson, Mississippi.

In honor of those who died defending our country, the War Memorial Building is filled with photos of battles fought by Mississippi residents in 1768. Read newspaper articles, visit the USS Cairo Gunboat Museum (# 47) and see a replica of the first gunboat of the US Navy in the Gulf of Mexico.

In 1804, the Mississippi Territory was founded and in 1817 Mississippi was declared the 20th state of the Union. After statehood, Mississippi became the leader of the cotton industry and as a result had large plantations run by an overwhelming slave population. The Confederates quickly began to lose steam against the better organized Union, and after the defeat of the Confederacy in 1865, a war broke out over Mississippi's standard of living. Mississippi's Land of Plenty, Pain and Promise (pictured) celebrates the 100th anniversary of Mississippi's incorporation into the Union on December 10, 1717 as the "20th state."

Mississippi became the epicenter of the civil rights movement, and the summer of 1964 became known as the Summer of Freedom.

From a tourist perspective, it was a no-brainer to work with Adventure Cycling and bring this event to Ridgeland, the cycling capital of Mississippi. To pool all resources to celebrate the resources of Rid geland, our Tourism Commission sponsored the event and began planning for 2016.

If you are not from Mississippi or don't know much about Mississippi, you have an idea that I have mainly promoted that you should promote. After brunch at Fondren, we went to one of the most sobering places I've experienced in a while, the Mississippi Craftsmen's Guild. When I hosted the craftsmanship of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, I was immediately reminded that this is the home of the Southern Highland Craft Guild in Mississippi.

The visit to this excellently preserved house allowed us to learn about the President of the Confederates, to visit his library and to visit the Confederate cemetery on the grounds. We strolled through the American Rose Garden, recognized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Park Service as one of the best in the country.

From beautiful Biloxi to the Mississippi marshlands, the state is full of activities, attractions and experiences. We visited the Mississippi and its many waterways and the Gulf of Mexico and the historic Mississippi State Park, a national historic site.

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