By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal
CORINTH – Fifteen members of the tourism committees from the Mississippi Senate and House of Representatives will be in Corinth this week to learn more about what draws travelers to the northeast corner of the state.
Another group, employees of the state’s 13 welcome centers and their Mississippi Development Authority leadership, also will be in Corinth throughout the week for an orientation on what visitors to the state can expect when they visit Corinth.
Later this month, Oct. 22-24, the Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau also will host the Alabama-Mississippi Rural Tourism Conference.
“We have a busy schedule for them with all that’s going on in Corinth,” said Corinth Area CVB Executive Director Kristy White.
The Siege and Battle of Corinth Commission will host a reception for the state legislators.
The group also will visit some National Park Service sites including the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center. Other tour sites include the Crossroads Museum, the Verandah-Curlee House Museum, Historic Downtown Corinth with its unique architecture and shopping, have lunch at Borroum’s Drug Store and take a brief driving tour to Iuka.
“They’ll be our special guests at Hog Wild Thursday evening,” White said.
Over their five-day stay, the welcome center visitors will do many of the same activities and more, with more wide-ranging visits to sites that include Tuscumbia Gardens, Jacinto Courthouse and Shiloh National Military Park.
As the National Park Service commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Corinth, which was Oct. 3-4, 1862, throughout the week rangers from the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center will conduct daily historical programs.