TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — A public meeting will take place today in Tupelo with the National Park Service and the Chickasaw Nation to discuss plans for a proposed Chickasaw Museum and Cultural Center.
The Chickasaw Nation has an interpretive center in Sulphur, Okla. Natchez Trace Parkway officials plan to use the Oklahoma center as a model of what could be built on a smaller scale in Tupelo.
The meeting will be held at 4 p.m. at the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center in Tupelo.
A second meeting is Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. in the Chickasaw Nation headquarters in Ada, Oklahoma.
The Parkway has allocated $1.1 million for the planning, design and environmental phase of the project.