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Published on June 22nd, 2017 | by Brittain Thompson


Chancellors House Joins in on Mississippi Bicentennial Celebrations

As part of the Mississippi Bicentennial weekend in Oxford June 23-25, Chancellors House will be hosting an event that celebrates the history and future of the Magnolia State

The celebration will include an open house tour of Chancellor’s House, as well as special visits from select VIPs including Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves and Katherine Blount, the Director of Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Public areas, rooms, suites and the hotel rooftop will all be shown on the tour. A classic “Mississippi Moonshine” cocktail of moonshine and ginger lemonade will be offered as an homage to the history of Mississippi. Finally, Chancellor’s House will also offer a presentation on the new Mississippi History Museum and Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, set to open December 9th. These museums now under construction represent the largest project in the state’s capitol city since the building of the New Capitol in 1930.

The open house will kick off at 10:00 am with participation from the Chairman of the Board of the Oxford Chamber Ryan Miller, Visit Oxford’s Mary Allyn Hedges and the Mayor Elect Robyn Tannehill. Tour guides will be available to take visitors on a tour through the elegant hotel to include the public spaces and even some rooms and suites. The event will culminate with the arrival of Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves and Katie Blount. 

“It’s an honor to host such a historic event at our fine establishment,” said Chancellor’s House Managing Director Michael Donoghue. “At Chancellor’s House, everyone deserves to be pampered. With our open house, we’re hoping to show the people of Mississippi and beyond how accessible fine luxury can be. We are now a part of Mississippi’s history and are delighted to participate in the celebration.” The Local Voice Ligature

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Brittain is an associate editor of The Local Voice, ex-journalism student, and bad noise maker from the highway town of Brandon, MS.

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