Natchez Trace Parkway Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month
Tupelo, Mississippi


Saturday September 23, 2017
Tupelo, Mississippi


To commemorate National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Natchez Trace Parkway will host a living history encampment representing the expedition of Hernando de Soto on Saturday, September 23, 2017.  The encampment will be set up outside the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Through stories, demonstrations, and hands-on activities, visitors can learn about Hernando de Soto’s interactions with the Chickasaw Indians along the historic Natchez Trace during the winter of 1540-41.

From September 15 through October 15, 2017, the Parkway Visitor Center near Tupelo, MS will feature an exhibit and film commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month. Visitors can view a photo exhibit or learn more about the De Soto expedition through the short film, “Hernando de Soto in America.”

This program is free to the public. The Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center is located along the Parkway at milepost 266, near Tupelo, Mississippi.

For more information please call 1-800-305-7417.

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