Black History Month 2013
Contact: David Wyrick, 601-442-7049 ext. 15
In celebration of Black History Month Natchez National Historical Park will be presenting a variety of programs throughout the month of February.Every Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm, at The William Johnson House, 210 State Street, rangers will present a program or have a walking tour of downtown. Programs will include William Johnson's Natchez, The Civil War in Natchez, and the River War. The Civil War programs include stories of runaway slaves who joined the Union Navy and in some cases returned to Natchez as United States sailors. The River War will also be presented February 26 for the Natchez Historical Society at 7:00 pm at the Historic Natchez Foundation, 108 S. Commerce Street.
An exhibit "From Slave to Sailor" is on display in the Eastern National Bookstore at the Natchez Visitor Reception Center throughout the month of February.
For information on scheduled programs call (601) 446-5790.
Did You Know?
Jefferson Davis married Varina Howell at her Natchez home , the Briars in 1845. Built in 1818 the home was named for the briar vines growing near its location on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River.