Monday, October 22, 2007

Falkner Heritage Festival

Falkner Heritage Festival
Saturday, November 3, 2007
A Celebration of William Falkner's Tippah County Heritage
Ripley, Mississippi

The Festival is an all day event starting with registration at 8:30 a.m. and ends with a candlelight tour of Ripley Cemetery, called the Spirit Tour. A walking tour, cemetery tours, a writer's workshop and period demonstrations are some of the activities. A special dinner is served at one of the Antebellum homes, and there are readings from Colonel William Falkner's book, "The White Rose of Memphis. " Col. William Falkner is grandfather of the Oxford writer. Melissa McCoy-Bell will be leading a basic genealogy workshop at the Ripley Library as part of the festival at 10:30 a.m.

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