TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) -- The National Park Service and Chickasaw Nation will hold two public meetings on a proposal to build a museum and cultural center on the Natchez Trace Parkway.
An initial public scoping period for an environmental assessment began this week for the project slated to be built at the Chickasaw Village Site in Tupelo.
The state and local officials and the public are invited to comment on the project, identify potentional issues and concerns for consideration.
Two public meetings are scheduled as part of the process.
The first will be held January 30 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center in Tupelo.
The second will take place on February 5 at the Chickasaw Nation Headquarters in Ada, Oklahoma.
Officials say the museum and cultural center will help travelers understand the NTP and the Chickasaw culture.
The public comment period ends February 28.
Additional information is available in a newsletter that has been posted to the NPS Planning,
Environment, and Public Comment site at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/natr_ea_newsletter
Comments may be submitted at the website or by mail to the Superintendent at 2680 Natchez
Trace Parkway, Tupelo, Mississippi 38804.
Copies of the newsletter are available upon request by contacting the Natchez Trace Parkway at 662-680-4005.