Keeping you current in Columbus: Oct. 26- Nov. 1

Columbus, Miss. -- Here’s what’s happening around town for the week of October 26- November 1.

The Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation and Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau will host the 2014 Decorative Arts and Preservation Forum and Antique Show & Sale October 30 - November 1. This year’s theme is “Comin’ For to Carry Me Home: 19th Century Mourning Customs.” It will explore how death was handled during this time as well as ways in which the departed were memorialized. The featured speakers include Ty Leslie, AIFD (Friday, 31st); Kate Sweeney, author of American Afterlife (Friday, 31st); Graham C. Boettcher, the William Cary Hulsey Chief Curator of American Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art in Alabama (Saturday, 1st); internationally-recognized restaurateur Robert St. John (Saturday, 1st); and Terry Cournoyer.

“This highly-anticipated annual event brings together some of the South’s leading historians, educators and antique dealers for three days of programs celebrating our arts, culture and heritage,” said Beverly Norris, programs director for the Columbus- Lowndes Conventions and Visitors Bureau.

This event will be sponsored by the Columbus Cultural Heritage Foundation, The W, and the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau. The following link details the events:



Access to ALL events, including Friday breakfast, dinners on Friday and Saturday nights

$150 per person        

 Also on Friday, Oct. 31, there is Drive-Through Trick or Treat at 5 pm. Drive through and get a treat!

This will be at the Riverchase Inn, 2015 Military Road.

For more info call 662-328-6720.

 Finally, Arts for All will be Saturday, Nov. 1, at 10 a.m. The objective is to make fun paintings for the holidays. There will be an $8 workshop fee. This will be at Rosenzweig Arts Center, 501 Main Street.

For more information call 662-328-2787.