NPS Centennial 2016

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Old Douglas and members of the 43rd Miss. Infantry

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The National Park Service will celebrate its 100th birthday on August 25, 2016. But this is more than a one day celebration—we will be hosting several signature events throughout the nation for the entire year to celebrate America's Best Idea: National Parks. Here are Shiloh National Military Park's events:

Battle Anniversary Commemoration, Saturday/Sunday, April 2-3, 2016

Several living history groups, including civil war photography, quartermaster, naval, infantry, artillery, and cavalry will present living history, lectures, firing demonstrations, and field maneuvering displays.In addition, representatives from the U.S. Navy Ticonderoga-Class Destroyer "USS SHILOH" will be on-hand to present information about the ship and to participate in the days' events.

Battlefield hikes and interpretive events will be presented from April 2-8

Shiloh's Centennial Concert-in-the-Park Series.

Saturday, May 28 –The Music of the Civil War

*Olde Towne Brass Band
*Bobby Horton

Saturday, June 18 –Our Nation's Shared Culture: Americana Traditions
(Music starts at 5:30 pm - Artists listed in order of appearance)

*Papertrader - Folk Rock
*Mason Jar Fireflies - Rootsy Country-Rock
*National Park Radio - Indie Folk from the Ozarks

Saturday, July 2 –The Music Invented in America: New Orleans Jazz meets Memphis Blues
(Music starts at 5:30 pm - Artists listed in order of appearance)

*NPS Centennial Band - from New Orleans
*Ms. Ruby Wilson - the "Queen of Beale Street"

Thursday, August 25 –Happy 100th Birthday to the National Park Service!
(Music starts at 5:30 pm - Artists listed in order of appearance)

*Richie Owens and the Farm Bureau

*Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys

*Darryl Worley

Saturday, September 3 –Teaching Our Children: Symphonies and Concert Bands
(Music starts at 5:00 pm - Artists listed in order of appearance)

*Christian Brothers High School Band
*Germantown Symphony

Memorial Day, May 30

Join us in the Shiloh National Cemetery for the annual Memorial Day service, where we remember those who have fought and died for our country.

"Become a Civil War Soldier" Children's Program, various dates in March and April

4th Graders from Hardin, McNairy, and Alcorn counties will come to the park to learn what it was like to be a soldier in the Civil War.

Corinth Heritage Festival, November 5, 2016

A joint event between the National Park Service and the City of Corinth, this event commemorates the 1862 Siege and Battle of Corinth. Events will include Old Douglas of the 43rd Mississippi Infantry Regiment, living history and musket firing demonstrations, and music from acclaimed Civil War musician BOBBY HORTON.

The highlight of the event will be the Grand Illumination, where 12,000 luminaries will be placed throughout the city representing the casualties suffered by both sides during the siege and battle. Click here for a complete schedule. Or call the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center at 662-287-9273.

* Would you like to volunteer for the National Park Service during the Corinth Heritage Festival? WE NEED YOU! Fill out this form or call 731-689-5696 to volunteer. *

Last updated: October 31, 2016

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