Thursday, December 2, 2010

MISSISSIPPI CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL LAUNCHES WEBSITE

Today, the Mississippi Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission unveiled its new website – www.mscivilwar150.com – during an event held at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss.

Mississippi State University worked with the commission to develop the website along with a logo. The university has also volunteered office space to house an executive director for the commission.

The commission’s mission is the recognition of the enduring legacy of the Mississippi experience in the American Civil War through public education, community participation and civic discussion thus expanding historical perspectives, contemporary relevance and economic opportunity.
  
Pictured from left to right: Mary Beth Wilkerson, MDA Tourism director; State Senator Lydia Chassaniol, chair of the Senate Tourism Committee; Bill Seratt, chairman of the Mississippi Sesquicentennial Commission; and Sarah McCullough, Culture & Heritage program manager for MDA Tourism.

Stay tuned for news and updates about activities planned around the state between 2011 and 2015. And visit http://www.mscivilwar150.com/ for details.

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