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Celebrating Tupelo: 2020 Marks 150 Years of the City Where Anything is Possible

Celebrating Tupelo: 2020 Marks 150 Years of the City Where Anything is Possible

Tupelo is celebrating its sesquicentennial in 2020 and your family is invited to join the party! Each month throughout the year will have a theme that focuses on important topics in Tupelo’s history and will include special events and fun activities for all to enjoy.

Tupelo150.com is your resource for all things sesquicentennial and includes information on many ways for families to get involved. Special events will fall under one of the four pillars of the sesquicentennial: Education, Celebration, Participation, and Inspiration. Access the events calendar at tupelo150.com, and be sure to visit the site often, as new events will be added all year long.

The Tupelo 150 Challenge asks community members to commit to a healthier lifestyle and community service in 2020. Walk for 150 minutes a week as a family, enjoy healthy snacks together that are just 150 calories, or save up and donate $150 this year to a local charity that your family chooses. Visit tupelo150.com/150-challenge to learn more, sign up, and download the commitment form.

From the unconquerable Chickasaw Nation and decisive Civil War battles to becoming the first city to receive power from the Tennessee Valley Authority and earning the coveted All-America City designation five times, Tupelo’s history is rich and offers lessons from which everyone can learn. Discover more about the city’s last 150 years at tupelo150.com/our-history. Does your family have special memories about Tupelo that did not make it into the history books? Spend time talking about them together and share them at tupelo150.com/memories. The Tupelo Spirit is alive and well and this is evident through the myriad stories that citizens of Tupelo have to share.

Tupelo officially turns 150 July 20, 2020. The city will celebrate all that makes it unique and special with multiple events during the month held at different locations throughout town. An Independence Day Celebration will occur at Fairpark on July 4. The Tupelo 150 Birthday Party is July 20 at 10:30 am at the Mall at Barnes Crossing and the Sesquicentennial Celebration will be at the Cotton Mill at 2 pm. Look for more exciting events to be announced as the year progresses.

With so much to celebrate in 2020, make your plans now to join in the sesquicentennial fun. Follow MyTupelo on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to stay up-to-date on all that is planned. Tupelo is a progressive town with a remarkable history and we can’t wait to celebrate its extraordinary history all year long.

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