Corinth Battlefield to Host North Mississippi Dulcimer Association
The Corinth Battlefield Unit of Shiloh National Military Park will host the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association on Saturday, September 22, 2012. The Association will perform in the auditorium of the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
Whether it is known as the Appalachian dulcimer or the Mountain dulcimer the name of this distinctive instrument is defined as "sweet sound." The dulcimer is a uniquely American musical instrument with origins dating back to mid-18th century Europe. Visitors will not only hear the sweet sounds of the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association, they will learn the history, traditions and craftsmanship as the musicians share their gifts and vast knowledge of early American folk music.
There is no cost to attend the concert and the public is encouraged to arrive early to obtain the best seats and to visit the Center.
The Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center, located at 501 West Linden Street, is open daily, except December 25, from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information on this event contact the park staff at 662-287-9273.
Did You Know?
Shiloh National Military Park routinely hosts active and reserve military groups studying the lessons of Shiloh. Called "staff rides" by the army, these study sessions can provide historic lessons learned that can be put into use in today's military.