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The event is scheduled for November 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the State Room of the H. L. Nowell Union at Delta State University and admission is free. The forum will offer group discussion sessions that will contribute to strategies for the National Heritage Area’s management plan including historic preservation, natural resource conservation, interpretation and education, preserving living traditions, visitor services, tourism promotion and organization/management.
Each session will include discussion of ideas, opportunities, and the roles of the heritage area. Each of the session topics will be repeated four times during the day, giving participants the opportunity to select up to four group discussions to participate in.
Registration forms can be found at www.msdeltaheritage.com or by calling 662-846-4312.
“The Exchange is an important step in planning for the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area,” said Luther Brown, director of the Delta Center for Culture and Learning at Delta State University and manager of the National Heritage Area. “The success of the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area depends on the engagement of many people. We invite anyone who is interested in the Mississippi Delta’s heritage and culture to attend.
Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area
As authorized by Congress in 2009, the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area includes 18 counties – Bolivar, Carroll, Coahoma, DeSoto, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Panola, Quitman, Sharkey, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tunica, Warren, Washington and Yazoo. The Delta Center for Culture and Learning at Delta State University in Cleveland is the program manager for the management planning phase. The Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area is governed by a board of directors representing agencies and organizations defined in the Congressional legislation. For more information, visit www.msdeltaheritage.com