2017 Chickasaw Mini-Celebrations

Chickasaw Inkana Foundation will be co-hosting mini-celebrations tenatively in partnership with Union County Heritage Museum on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 and Amory Museum on Thursday, April 20, 2017. We will also be hosting mini-celebrations in Tupelo on September 12, 2017 and Holly Springs on September 14, 2017. Featured will be the Chickasaw Nation Dance Troupe, cultural demonstrations, and special guest speakers on Chickasaw history and culture! 

Tupelo CVB commits up to $1M to Chickasaw center

While the total cost for the future Chickasaw Heritage Center has yet to be determined, it already has gotten some key financial backing.

The Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau has committed up to $1 million to the center, which will be built on 162 acres owned by the Chickasaw Inkana Foundation adjacent to the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Tupelo CVB Executive Director Neal McCoy said the money will be a lump sum amount placed in the city’s capital account, with the money paid out as construction is completed.

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TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) –Plans are announced for the building of a multi-million dollar Chickasaw Heritage Center in Tupelo.

Representatives of the Chickasaw Inkana Foundation, Chickasaw Nation, National Park Service and the city of Tupelo made the announcement during a press conference Friday morning.

The Cultural Heritage Center will be located on a 162 acre tract of land adjacent to the Natchez Trace Parkway and will tell the story of how the Chickasaws lived in Mississippi for hundreds of years.

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