The Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area has been featured in key publications for successfully implementing projects that have contributed to cultural heritage tourism and historic preservation education, as well as engaged residents in celebrating and preserving Mississippi Delta stories.
The MDNHA was featured in the Winter 2017 issue of Elevation, The Journal of the Mississippi Heritage Trust, for supporting the Mississippi Delta Mad Mod Affair, a tour of modernist structures throughout the region that attracted over 50 architecture enthusiasts from throughout the state. The tour ended with a special reception at the mayor of Clarksdale, MS’ home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright protégé E. Fay Jones where guests met Academy Award-winning actor and Mississippi Delta native Morgan Freeman. The Journal also contains an article about the MDNHA’s Delta Jewels Oral History Partnership, a series of interpretive community events sharing stories of African American church mothers from the Mississippi Delta. The Partnership has engaged over 1,000 residents, visitors, and supporters commemorating the National Park Service Centennial (see the final report). In addition, the MDNHA’s Top 40 Places to Visit in the Mississippi Delta website – developed in partnership with GRAMMY Museum Mississippi – and the Passport to Your National Parks program both were featured in Delta Magazine’s annual tourism guide, January/February 2017.