Aberdeen Pilgrimage set for April 23-26

Special to the Chickasaw Journal
ABERDEEN – Historic Aberdeen, Mississippi will host its thirty-forth Aberdeen Southern Heritage Pilgrimage from April 23-26, 2009. Billed as a “Timeline of Mississippi Architecture,” the pilgrimage will showcase eleven architecturally and historically notable residences. These properties, which will be open to our Pilgrimage guests, include antebellum mansions and cottages, a fine Queen Anne style home of the Gilded Age, charming vernacular Victorian “painted ladies,” and a distinguished example of the early twentieth Classical Revival style.
Other Pilgrimage 2009 events are a ghostly tour of the Old Aberdeen Cemetery and our Community Theatre’s presentation of humorous one-act plays, based on local stories. The congregation of Aberdeen’s historic First Missionary Baptist Church has a special treat in store for Pilgrimage-goers… a bountiful “Taste of Mississippi,” followed by the combined choir’s Gospel Concert. “A Proper English Tea” and our traditional Pilgrimage Tea Room Luncheons will be served at the lovely Victorian mansion, “Greenleaves.” The Tombigbee Pioneers’ Civil War encampment reenactment, and the Boy Scout Troop 39 Pancake Breakfast will round out your never-to-be-forgotten time in lovely old Aberdeen.
For info, e-mail www.pilgramage@aberdeenms.org, visit www.aberdeenms.org, or call (800) 634-3538.

Lisa Voyles

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