Monday, March 9, 2009

Tapestry -- A Living History of Vicksburg

If you are planning a trip to Vicksburg soon, you may want to time your visit during our upcoming spring celebration called "Tapestry -- A Living History of Vicksburg." The festivities begin March 13th and run through April 6th.

The concept of Tapestry was the "brainchild" of Vicksburg resident Betty Bullard, owner of a local restaurant and also owner of one of the oldest homes in Vicksburg. With her vision ... and the combined efforts of the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Vicksburg Bed and Breakfast Association ... the "tapestry" celebration became a reality.

During the celebration, visitors will have the opportunity to "experience the rich tapestry of early Vicksburg life; explore the fabric of Vicksburg society with tours of our historic homes and hallways; and enjoy interpretive presentations of Vicksburg’s history that bring to life the heritage and culture of this remarkable river city."

Sixteen of Vicksburg's most historic properties will tell their stories -- from antebellum grandeur, to the Siege of Vicksburg, to the turn of the 20th Century. Together, "these stories weave the tapestry of who and what Vicksburg is today."

Tapestry presentations will include collections of vintage 1800’s fine china, silver and antiques, clothing, linens, Victorian jewelry, Civil War medical instruments and period tools, stained glass-making, jewelry-making, quilting, tatting, Victorian flower arranging, and period foods and spirits. There will also be special presentations about the Davis Family of Warren County, the history of the Sisters of Mercy, and the slave trade in Vicksburg. Tapestry will also feature special evening musical presentations.

If you'd like to read more about the events scheduled, you can visit the following websites:

  • "Tapestry -- A Living History of Vicksburg"
  • Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Vicksburg Bed and Breakfast Association

    If you are visiting my blog for the first time and would like to
    read some of my older posts featuring Vicksburg, you can
    click on the links below:

    The Gates of Vicksburg
    In the Arms of the Angels (Cedar Hill Cemetery)
    The Monuments of Cedar Hill Cemetery
    Vicksburg National Military Park
    Halloween Comes to Vicksburg
    Photo Tour of Vicksburg, Part I
    Photo Tour of Vicksburg, Part II
    Old Court House Fall Flea Market
    Rambling Around Vicksburg, Part I
    Rambling Around Vicksburg, Part II
    A Visit to Mint Springs
    Flags of Vicksburg
    Follow up to Mint Springs
    Vicksburg Vignettes, Part I
    Vicksburg Vignettes, Part II
    Pictures Worth Thousands of Words (Marty Kittrell)
    Mississippi: Believe It!
    Back Roads Photo Shoot Near Vicksburg
    Ruins of Windsor
    Highway 61 North Photo Shoot

    As you can tell, I love Vicksburg. Not only is it a beautiful quaint Mississippi River town steeped in history and rich in culture, but it has something to offer all its visitors ... regardless of age or interests.

    We're proud of Vicksburg's past and excited about its future ... and we'd love to show it to you.



    Unknown said...

    Hi Janie,
    This sounds like a fun and educational event! I would love to come..will have to work on it!

    Thanks for the information.


    The Quintessential Magpie said...

    Janie, this sounds wonderful! I would love to be able to do this. I'll have to check the dates and see. If I do come, I will be sure and call you. Would love to do lunch!


    Sheila :-)

    racheld said...

    Ahhhh, the memories!!

    Several of us ladies would go to one or another of the "Pilgrimages" every year. We looked forward to dressing nicely (even taking hats and gloves to befit the dignity of the occasion), and stepping into another age, of gracious gentility and simpler times.

    I even once disobeyed the docent and put a gentle fingertip to the very point of a shining crystal dangling from a parlor lamp.

    But I just COULD NOT have done hoop-skirts!!!

    Scribbler said...

    Having been to Vicksburg many times, I really appreciate this information. We used to pass through going back and forth between Texas and Alabama. Although we have not done it for a while, I look forward to visiting again.


    Bo said...

    Hi Janie...I love Vicksburg too, and I've never been there...I just love its history & the architecture. I wish we could attend this event. ;-) Bo

    Anonymous said...

    The photos are beautiful, Janie. It looks and sounds like a wonderful time to visit Vicksburg!