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An appreciation for the past and a commitment to the future - that best describes the cultural life of Claiborne County and Port Gibson. A variety of groups and organizations are each doing their part to see that the very best of Claiborne County's heritage is passed along to future generations.

As a site on the National Register of Historic Places, the people of Port Gibson believe that preserving the past is an important challenge. Over the last decade, numerous restoration projects have returned many historic structures to the original grandeur. Further efforts to renew the downtown area through Port Gibson's Main Street Program has not only revitalized economic life but ushered in a renaissance of cultural appreciation based on the area's rich past.  

The people of Port Gibson are also focused on the future. None better illustrates this commitment than Cultural Crossroads, an organization dedicated to helping children in Port Gibson appreciate their community through storytelling, folk arts and theater. Quilting plays an important role in Cultural Crossroads' mission. The Crossroads Quilters, primarily African-American women, are passing on this important art to younger women while receiving recognition nationally for their own work.

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