Posts Tagged ‘cultural tourism’

City leaders approve funding for Ohr-O’Keefe museum

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council has voted 6-1 to support the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art. Mayor A.J. Holloway said after yesterday’s vote he would not veto the Ohr funding. The Sun Herald reports the council approved paying the minimum insurance on the city-owned buildings, covering half of the monthly utility bill up to $4,500 […] [...]

Mayor: No more taxpayer money for museum

BILOXI — Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway is making it clear that he does not want to use tax dollars to support the Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art. Holloway discussed the issue yesterday morning at his annual “Breakfast with the Mayor.” As he discussed the city budget that he and the City Council are working on, […] [...]

Senators urge panel to approve battlefield expansion bill

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) are encouraging a Senate panel to advance their legislation authorizing the expansion of three units of the Vicksburg National Military Park. The National Park Subcommittee of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has received testimony on the Champion Hill, Port Gibson and Raymond […] [...]

Coast museum to be rebuilt on original site

BILOXI — The Biloxi Maritime and Seafood Museum will be rebuilt at its original site on Point Cadet. The Sun Herald reports that FEMA and MEMA have told Biloxi officials they won’t fund any additional archaeological studies to determine whether the Tullis-Tulledano property was a Native American burial site or for remediation costs should it […] [...]

Senate passes its own civil rights museum bill

JACKSON — The Mississippi Senate has passed its own bond bill to partially fund two museums — one focusing on all types of history and one focusing specifically on civil rights. The bill passed 36-10 yesterday. It would provide $30 million for the first phase of the museums. The House earlier passed its own separate […] [...]

Cochran reintroduces park expansion bill

by Published: February 7,2011

Tags: cultural tourism, federal government, real estate, tourism

CLAIBORNE COUNTY and HINDS COUNTY — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has reintroduced his legislation to authorize the expansion of the Vicksburg National Military Park in Claiborne and Hinds counties. Cochran and U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), the measure’s primary cosponsor, indicated their intent to push for Senate consideration of the Champion Hill, Port Gibson […] [...]

Winters brothers honored with Blues Trail marker

by Published: June 7,2010

Tags: Blues, cultural tourism, music

LELAND — Blues-rock guitarist Johnny Winter and singer-keyboardist brother Edgar Winter were honored yesterday with the placing of a Mississippi Blues Trail marker in Leland. The dedication site is the address where the Winter brothers’ father and grandfather once operated a cotton brokerage firm. The dedication ceremony followed yesterday’s Highway 61 Blues Festival, where Johnny […] [...]

Stuart unveils Country Music Trail

TUPELO — Musician Marty Stuart wants the world to know all about Mississippi’s contribution to county music, and he thinks as series of markers similar to the Mississippi Blues Trail is the way to spread the word. Stuart officially announced the creation of the Mississippi Country Music Trail March 1 during the annual Governor’s Conference […] [...]

Lawmakers approve new tourism trail

by Published: February 10,2010

Tags: cultural tourism, Legislature, tourism, trail

JACKSON — Mississippi has already put up 100 roadside markers to highlight its blues music heritage. Now, officials are considering a broader approach to cultural and historical tourism. A bill that passed the House 117-0 Feb. 9 would authorize the Mississippi Development Authority to create a Mississippi heritage, history and culture trail. Lawmakers say the […] [...]

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