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Center of the Blues Universe
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Alan Lomax was a folklorist and musicologist who spent his lifetime collecting and celebrating music and musicians around the world, recording their songs, making photographs and films. His work is interwoven with the Library of Congress and the Archive of American Folk Song. During the 1950s and again in the 1970s, attracted by the lure of north Mississippi’s unique Hill Country Blues, Lomax visited the Como area. Lomax’s repatriated recordings, photographs and film capture this unique regional Blues said to be the closest to its African roots. The collection may be viewed in the Public Library on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday between the hours of 10a.m.- 6p.m. or on Saturday from 10a.m.-noon.
Oldest historically African-American land-grant college in the U.S. Historic buildings include Belle Lettres, Oakland Memorial Chapel and Old President's Home, c. 1830. Hiram Revels, the 1st African-American Senator was the university's first president.
The Alice Moseley Folk Art & Antique Museum is located on the 2nd floor of the Historic Train Depot. Alice Moseley was a nationally known folk artist who lived, painted, and welcomed visitors to the Little Blue House across the street from the Depot. The museum contains a collection of her original paintings as well as an extensive collection of her son’s, Tim Moseley, antique furniture, pottery, art glass, and bottles. Mrs. Moseley’s prints are available for purchase.
Summer art classes for children and young filmmakers workshops for students; meeting space for Allison's Wells Quilters, Magnolia Woodturners Association and specialty classes in arts and crafts. Annual showing of Mississippi Art Colony's Traveling Show.
The American Indian Artifacts Museum holds Native American artifacts dating back to hundreds and even thousands of years ago. The owners began collecting artifacts about 30-40 years ago. Many of the artifacts were given to the museum by local tribes.
Ameristar Casino Hotel is the long-time market share leader in the city. With its ornate columns and crystal chandeliers, the 70,000 square-foot casino is a real showstopper and includes the largest live poker room in the market, three on-site dining venues and two entertainment venues.
c. 1838. The oldest operating courthouse in Mississippi. Contains original records from 1807, as well as memoirs and mementos of Confederate soldiers.
This museum is now housed in the town's first hospital, built in 1916. In 1976 it became Amory's bi-centennial project and was converted to a museum.
c. 1830. Tour one of Vicksburg’s most historic antebellum homes. With humble beginnings as a wood framed pioneer home, Anchuca was built in 1830 by J.W. Maulding. Be sure to dine at Cafe' Anchuca.
Handmade stoneware pottery is thrown on a potter's wheel and glazes are mixed by hand. Each piece is dishwasher safe, nontoxic, oven proof and can be used in the microwave. Call for appointment.
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