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First Quarter 2024

VOL:
33
NUM:
1

As a child, I learned that my family was involved in the American Civil War. As a young man, I began my search into my family history. With no internet in those days it was slow going. My search sent me to battlefields, old homes, museums, and Relics. I found a connection between myself, and items from the Civil War period.

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Fourth Quarter 2023

VOL:
32
NUM:
4

After the long hot summer we’ve had I have noticed a visible shift from my win- dow at the Fire Station Museum in the way folks are navigating the streets and tackling daily errands. Mt. Vernonites seem to have a new pep in their step with fall well on its way.

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Third Quarter 2023

VOL:
31
NUM:
3

This spring has been a busy and rewarding season for the Franklin County His- torical Association. Our new archival facility is humming right along and soon the building will be finished with a natural stone skirting and the interior work will begin. We’re thrilled with the work Bob Stinson has done and the building blends in quite nicely tucked back on Scott Street.

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Second Quarter 2023

VOL:
30
NUM:
2

I’d like to take a few lines to introduce myself formally to the Franklin County His-torical Association again – again, because this is my second stint working for the organiza-tion though the first time was less formally in the late 1990s when I was employed as one of B.F. Hicks’ high school student workers.

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First Quarter 2023

VOL:
29
NUM:
1

The end of every year seems to bring endings and new beginnings. It is true for me, as I will be retiring as office manager of FCHA at the end of this year; however, I will continue as a member of the Board of Directors. It

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Fourth Quarter 2022

VOL:
27
NUM:
4

There is so much news to share that I hardly know where to begin. It has been a very busy end to the summer. There are big doings going on at the Cotton Belt Depot property. You may have noticed that the log cabin has been moved from the Parchman Visitor’s Center and relocated to the Depot grounds.

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Third Quarter 2022

VOL:
27
NUM:
3

The summer days are long and hot, yet FCHA has been busy maintaining our properties. The next time you’re in town, you’ll notice a spiffed-up version of the Cotton Belt Depot. The building has a new roof, the exterior powerwashed and new steps have been added at the front entrance.

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Second Quarter 2022

VOL:
27
NUM:
2

Happy spring to all! If you’ve never experienced our Dupree Park walking trails, now is the perfect time to get out there and enjoy the bountiful displays of nature. The 58-acre trail is marked with over 60 guide posts so that you may easily navigate through the park.

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First Quarter 2022

VOL:
27
NUM:
1

This year has been one of relentless upheaval and uncertainty in every aspect of our lives whether it’s health, work, school, or travel; however, in the midst of all the turmoil your loyalty to FCHA has been unwavering.

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October 2021

VOL:
26
NUM:
3

FCHA’s top priority is guaranteeing the safety of each member of our community, our audiences, our committed docent team, and their families. As a public institution, we also are mindful of our responsibilities of best public health practices.

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