Natchez honored by Mississippi Historical Society

Mississippi Historical Society honored the Natchez Museum of African American History and Culture, and the City of Natchez as winners of the 2023 Award of Merit on Friday, March 3, at its 2023 annual meeting in Jackson.

The award was given for the city’s presentation of 27 historical markers for African American sites throughout Natchez in February.

Bobby Dennis, museum director, and Marla Gibson, wife of Mayor Dan Gibson, are displaying the award that was presented by MHS President Daphne R. Chamberlain.

The award is given by MHS each year to individuals or organizations for outstanding work to promote and preserve local history.

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