One of several Oxford events planned to coincide with Bicentennial celebration

Published 10:54 am Thursday, June 22, 2017

Before the Governor’s Concert for the Mississippi Bicentennial takes place on Saturday evening, there will be plenty of activities for young and old alike throughout Oxford.

The University of Mississippi Museum will be hosting its Made in Mississippi Summer Family Activity Day for families from 10 a.m. to noon.

“We are very lucky to live in a state with such a rich artistic history,” said Emily McCauley, the museum’s curator of education. “During this fun family day, we will explore a wide range of Mississippi artists through a gallery search and art activities. There will be something for everyone, as we will even have a Mini Mississippi Oxford play area for ages 0-3.”

The event is free for all and Oxsicles will be available at the museum.

Right up the road on University Avenue beginning at 10 a.m., the Chancellor’s House hotel on the Square will host special guests including Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves and Director of Mississippi Department of Archives and History Katherine Blount. The hotel will also be having an open house of the property which opened earlier this year.

In addition, a presentation regarding the new Mississippi History Museum and Civil Rights Museum, opening on December 9 in Jackson, will be held.

“It’s an honor to host such a historic event at our fine establishment,” said Chancellor’s House Managing Director Michael Donoghue. “With our open house, we’re hoping to show the people of Mississippi and beyond how accessible fine luxury can be. We are now a part of Mississippi’s history and are delighted to participate in the celebration.”

The Governor’s Concert, featuring Marty Stuart, Steve Azar and Shannon McNally, which was originally scheduled for The Grove at 6:30 p.m. has been moved to the Gertrude C. Ford Center. Thacker Mountain Radio, scheduled for 7:30 on Friday has also been moved indoors to the Lyric.