Tupelo CVB commits up to $1M to Chickasaw center

While the total cost for the future Chickasaw Heritage Center has yet to be determined, it already has gotten some key financial backing.

The Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau has committed up to $1 million to the center, which will be built on 162 acres owned by the Chickasaw Inkana Foundation adjacent to the Natchez Trace Parkway.

Tupelo CVB Executive Director Neal McCoy said the money will be a lump sum amount placed in the city’s capital account, with the money paid out as construction is completed.

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TUPELO, Miss. (WCBI) –Plans are announced for the building of a multi-million dollar Chickasaw Heritage Center in Tupelo.

Representatives of the Chickasaw Inkana Foundation, Chickasaw Nation, National Park Service and the city of Tupelo made the announcement during a press conference Friday morning.

The Cultural Heritage Center will be located on a 162 acre tract of land adjacent to the Natchez Trace Parkway and will tell the story of how the Chickasaws lived in Mississippi for hundreds of years.

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Inkana at Shiloh

Chickasaw Inkana Foundation will be presenting at Shiloh National Military Park on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 10:00.  If you are in the area please stop by and visit.