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New Albany has a number of events, both big and small, all through the year. From the Union County Fair and Livestock show to festivals and events focused on Shopping, Arts, Music and Food and Drink, there’s really more than enough to keep folks coming to New Albany time and again.

We are listing some of our larger events below, but you can keep up with all the events, big and small, by liking our events Facebook page (see the window to the right) or by signing up for our monthly newsletter. Doing so will keep you up to date on all the happenings at the Union County Heritage Museum as well as at the Magnolia Civic Center and Cine Theater and other places around town.

 

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Cast of Blues Exhibit

July 18, 2019
Union County Heritage Museum | 114 Cleveland Street, (662) 538-6019
Sharon McConnell-Dickerson’s “Cast of Blues” life cast exhibit has taken her all over the world: Cognac, France; Chicago, Illinois; Kansas City, Missouri; Albuquerque, New Mexico, and now the Mississippi artist is adding New Albany, Mississippi to her list.
The engaging exhibit will feature 40 of her life casts of Mississippi blues men and women in the gallery at the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany, MS.
Opening July 18, at noon, with a program featuring the blind artist working on a life cast of the face of New Albany musician Sam Mosley, she will talk about her process and the 18 years she has put into creating this touchable tribute to the blues musicians of Mississippi.

USTA State Tennis Championships 

August 22-25, 2019

USTA ADULT MIXED DOUBLES STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS – New Albany is co-hosting with Tupelo for this event. New Albany will be full of visitors from many places. Let’s be sure to show them that we truly are The Best Southern Small Town.

Volunteers needed for this event. Please contact Bo or Suzy Bowman for details.

BNA Tennis Complex, 505 Tallahatchie Trail | (228) 218-9920

Museum Moments

August 15, 2019
Light lunch at 11:30 am. Program @ noon - Union County Heritage Museum | 114 Cleveland Street, (662) 538-6019

Speaker: Naturalist and Artist Robin Whitfield
“The Beauty of the Swamp”
Workshop to follow using objects and pigments found in the Mississippi Hills to create works of art.

Lunch With Books

August 20, 2019
Light lunch at 11:30 am. Program @ noon - Union County Library | 219 King Street, (662) 534-1991

Speaker: TBA

Storytimes for Preschoolers

September 4 – Happy Grandparents Day!
September 11 – Big & Little
September 18 – Happy Fall!
September 25 – We Are Going on a Leaf Hunt!

Programs @ 10 - Union County Library | 219 King Street, (662) 534-1991

Lunch With Books

September 17, 2019
Light lunch at 11:30 am. Program @ noon - Union County Library | 219 King Street, (662) 534-1991

Speaker: TBA

Museum Moments

September 19, 2019
Light lunch at 11:30 am. Program @ noon - Union County Heritage Museum | 114 Cleveland Street, (662) 538-6019

Speaker: TBA

2019 Tallahatchie Riverfest

September 26, 27, 28, 2019

William Faulkner was born on September 25, 1897, on Jefferson Street in New Albany, Mississippi. Some of his notable awards were the 1949 Nobel Prize for Literature, the 1955 and 1963 Pulitzer Prizes for Fiction and the 1951 and 1955 National Book Awards. New Albany recognizes the significance of being the birthplace of one of the most celebrated writers in American Literature generally and Southern Literature specifically and as a result our mayor, Tim Kent, will proclaim the month of September as William Faulkner Month. The New Albany office of Community Development, New Albany Main Street Association, and Union County Heritage Museum have planned three days of events to celebrate Faulkner through events based in literature, art, music, and community. Below are just a few of the activities. For details on all three days, click HERE. Y’all join us for a day or come for the entire weekend.

Faulkner Literary Awards Luncheon

September 26, 2019
Program @ noon – First United Methodist Church | E. Bankhead Street

Speaker: Joe Crespino, Author of ATTICUS FINCH
Tickets: $15
Contact the Union County Heritage Museum, (662) 538-6019, for information and tickets.

An Evening of Blues in the Faulkner Garden

September 26, 2019
Union County Heritage Museum | 114 Cleveland Street, (662) 538-6019
Featuring appetizers and drinks from Tallahatchie Gourmet
Art with Katie Sappington
Live Music from General Musicians Club
Appetizers & Drinks catered by Tallahatchie Gourmet
Contact the Union County Heritage Museum, (662) 538-6019, for information and tickets.

A Tale of Two Fa(u)lkners

New Albany and Ripley Main Streets are teaming up for two new Tallahatchie Riverfest events…

STORYTELLING DINNER & COMPETITION   

Friday, September 27, 2019    
Friday night will be all about some good old-fashioned storytelling. Dinner, drinks, stories, and more at RIPLEY SPORTS GRILL!  There will be a BARKLEY TRAVEL charter bus to transport ticket holders from New Albany to Ripley and back. The bus will depart at 6:00 pm from the New Albany Main Street office and get back to town around 10pm. Don't miss out on this fun event. 
Seating is limited and tickets can be purchased at the New Albany Main Street 662-534-3438 office or click HERE to purchase your tickets online.


DOWNTOWN CEMETERY TOUR and BOURBON TASTING

Saturday, September 28, 2019                                 
Saturday's event will begin at 10 am in Ripley. The features of the day are a Historic Downtown Ripley tour, cemetery tour, light lunch, and bourbon tasting. Again, there will be a BARKLEY TRAVEL charter bus to transport ticket holders from New Albany to Ripley and back.. The bus will depart at 9:15am from the New Albany Main Street office and get back to town around 1pm. This is going to be a fabulous day filled with all things Fa(u)lkner!
Seating on the bus is limited and tickets can be purchased at the New Albany Main Street 662-534-3438 office or HERE to purchase your tickets online.

Lunch With Books

October 15, 2019
Light lunch at 11:30 am. Program @ noon - Union County Library | 219 King Street, (662) 534-1991

Speaker: TBA

Heritage Pioneer Days in Frenchman’s Bend
October 17-19, 2019
Storytelling Festival, Hands-On History, Family Event

Union County Heritage Museum | 114 Cleveland Street, (662) 538-6019



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