The History of This Place: Mississippi’s Bicentennial in Itawamba County
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WELCOME CENTER CELEBRATION
Itawamba County is blessed to have one of the thirteen Welcome Centers in Mississippi. The Itawamba County Welcome Center is located in the northeastern area of the State, known as the Hills region. Perched on a hillside at the western tip of the Appalachians, the Welcome Center
overlooks Interstate 22 and evokes the antebellum South with its beautiful Williamsburg design.
And, as part of the Bicentennial celebrations, the Bicentennial Committee will make presentations on life, art, music, and commerce, using photographs from the 1800 and 1900s of Itawamba County at the county’s own Welcome Center.
In addition to the local history, the Welcome Center will also display
Bicentennial materials, as well as the art show exhibit from April entitled “Symbols of
Mississippi.” Native American artifacts found within the County will be on display, as a gift to the Bicentennial efforts. Federal judge Michael P. Mills will make a presentation regarding the history of the Itawamba County Native Americans, their lives in the early 1800’s, and their exodus.