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Monthly archive for January 2013

Yazoo City ‘One Hour’ Tour

Arrive at Triangle Cultural Center Tour the Sam Olden Historical Society Museum A historical view of Yazoo County which includes the Flood of 1927, notable Yazooans, Willie Morris exhibit, Civil War history, Casey Jones story, the Fire of 1904, historic “Yazoo Firsts” exhibit, Prehistoric Yazoo County displays, Jerry Clower Exhibit, President Jimmy Cater visit, Yazoo Indian relics and much more (located on the second floor of the Triangle Cultural Center two flights of stairs) Travel to and tour Oakes African American Cultural Museum (A showcase of the African American Culture of Yazoo County) Leave for Next Destination Other Available Attractions: Hear the story of the legendary “witch of Yazoo” read by local story teller dressed in costume, and view the grave site of Willie Morris, author of Good Old Boy and My Dog Skip. (located in Glenwood Cemetery) Greg Harkins Woodworks, “Chairmaker to the Presidents” ADMISSION REQUIRED (30 minute drive

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Yazoo County Blues and Heritage Tour

Tour Length: Approx. 4 hrs. Arrive at Blue Front Cafe Hear the history of the Bentonia Style Blues, told by Jimmy “Duck” Holmes Bentonia Style Music performed by Jimmy Duck Holmes, Stop by and view the 3 MS Blues Trail Markers in Bentonia, MS (Skip James, Jack Owens, and the Blue Front Cafe) Leave for Yazoo City (15 minute drive) Lunch at Local Restaurant Visit Yazoo City’s Mississippi Blues Trail Markers (“Gatemouth” Moore and Tommy McClennan) Travel to and tour the Oakes African-American Cultural Center (A showcase of the African American Culture of Yazoo County) Leave for Next Destination   Other Available Attractions: Hear the story of the legendary “witch of Yazoo” read by local story teller dressed in costume, and view the grave site of Willie Morris, author of Good Old Boy and My Dog Skip. (located in Glenwood Cemetery) Greg Harkins Woodworks, “Chairmaker to the Presidents” ADMISSION REQUIRED

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Yazoo County African-American Heritage Tour

Yazoo County African-American Heritage Tour Tour length: Approx. 5 hrs. Arrive at Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau Office and Visitor Center Travel to Oakes African American Cultural Center (UPDATE: The Oakes House is currently closed for renovations. We will update you as soon as the Center has re-opened, hopefully by mid/late 2015. Stay tuned.) Tour Oakes African American Cultural Center (A showcase of the African American Culture in Yazoo County) Stop in front of Ubon’s Restaurant, Visit Gatemouth Moore’s Blues Trail Marker Stop in front of St. Francis, Visit St. Francis Mission School Marker Stop in front of Yazoo City Amtrak Platform, Visit Tommy McClennan’s Blues Trail Marker Leave for Bentonia, Mississippi Lunch at Hall of Fame Restaurant (or other group choice) Arrive at the Blue Front Cafe Hear the History of Bentonia Style Blues told by Jimmy Duck Holmes Bentonia Style Music performed by Jimmy Duck Holmes, Stop

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Join Us for Open House!

Grand Opening! Please join us as we celebrate the opening of our new office and visitor center at our new location in the 49 Junction shopping center on Jerry Clower Boulevard (Highway 49) in Yazoo City! Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau 110 N. Jerry Clower Blvd., Suite S Yazoo City, Mississippi   Click here for a Google map to our new location!   Thursday, January 17, 2013 Open House 10am-Noon After-Hours Open House 5pm-7pm We hope you will join us for one, or both, of these events! We are excited to share with you our new office and visitor center, and MORE! Stay turned to our e-newsletter, our page on Facebook and our Twitter feed for updates on all the exciting things we have in store for Yazoo County in 2013! RSVP to either event on our Facebook event page below, or e-mail info@yazoo.org: https://www.facebook.com/events/147449805407020/  

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Happy New Year from Yazoo County CVB!

Happy New Year! WOW! What a year 2012 has been for Yazoo County, Mississippi! We brought the family out to historic downtown Yazoo City for the 8th annual Jerry Clower Festival, we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Bentonia Blues Festival in the place where it all began, we brought the best of the best in Memphis style BBQ from all over the US to Yazoo City for the 2nd annual Fire & Feast BBQ Competition & Festival, we were honored by the state tourism office with an award for CVB of the Year in our budget category, and so much more! It’s been a remarkable year for Yazoo County, and we know even more fun and excitement is in store for our visitors in 2013! Take a look at some media highlights from 2012: Yazoo City’s Glenwood Cemetery, home of the “witch’s grave,” chosen as the Second Spookiest cemetery

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Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 186
110 N Jerry Clower Blvd, Suite S
Yazoo City, Mississippi 39194
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