TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The National Park Service and the Chickasaw Nation will hold public meetings in Mississippi and Oklahoma on 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 first meeting is Jan. 30 at 4 p.m. in the Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center in Tupelo. The second meeting is Feb. 5 at 4 p.m. in the Chickasaw Nation headquarters in Ada, Okla.
The Parkway has allocated $1.1 million for the planning, design and environmental phase of the project.
The Parkway and tribe envision a center with replicas of historical Chickasaw living quarters and other interpretive exhibits.