Annual Events

William Faulkner was born on September 25, 1897, on Jefferson Street in New Albany, Mississippi. Some of his notable awards were the 1949 Nobel Prize for Literature, the 1955 and 1963 Pulitzer Prizes for Fiction and the 1951 and 1955 National Book Awards. New Albany recognizes the significance of being the birthplace of one of the most celebrated writers in American Literature generally and Southern Literature specifically and as a result our mayor will proclaim the month of September as William Faulkner Month.

June 7, 2019
New Albany Community Read
Union County Heritage Museum
Photography Exhibit –
Take a Hike in Yoknapatawpha
July 18, 2019
Museum Moments: Noon
Cast of Blues Exhibit Program

Artist Sharon McConnell-Dickerson talks about the 18-year process of making casts of the world’s greatest blues artists and the casting of the face of well known blues artist and songwriter Sam Mosley

July 18, 2019
Exhibit Opening Reception – Cast of Blues Exhibit

Included in exhibit are 40 resin life-cast faces of Mississippi’s greatest blues musicians with biographies, audio clips and video clips and a resin sculpture of Johnny Winter’s hands.

Live Blues Music

August 15, 2019
Museum Moments: Noon
Union County Heritage Museum
Light Lunch – Free Event

Speaker: Naturalist and Artist Robin Whitfield

“The Beauty of the Swamp”

Workshop to follow using objects and pigments found in the Mississippi Hills to create works of art.

August 20, 2019
Lunch with Books: Noon
Union County Library
Light Lunch – Free Event
Speaker: TBA
September Date TBA
Poetry Workshop with New Albany Elementary Gifted Students

Union County Heritage Museum, William Faulkner Library & William Faulkner Literary Garden

Visiting Poet

September 17, 2019
Lunch with Books: Noon
Union County Library
Light Lunch – Free Event
Speaker: TBA
September 19, 2019
Museum Moments: Noon
Union County Heritage Museum
Light Lunch – Free Event
Speaker: TBA
September 26, 2019
Faulkner Literary Awards Luncheon
First Methodist Church: Noon
Speaker: Joe Crespino, Author of Atticus Finch
Tickets: $15
September 28, 2019
Storytelling Workshop
Union County Heritage Museum: TBA
October 15, 2019
Lunch with Books: Noon
Union County Library
Light Lunch – Free Event
Speaker: TBA
October 17 – 19, 2019
Heritage Pioneer Days in Frenchman’s Bend
Storytelling Festival
Union County Heritage Museum
Hands-On History – Family Event