Story Ideas

Columbus is a city that is steeped in history and bustling with modern progress.  There are many stories to tell about “The Friendly City,” and we invite you to consider the below suggestions.

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Southern Roots: Tennessee Williams and Columbus, MS

Columbus, Mississippi is the birthplace of Tennessee Williams, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who wrote American classics including, A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and The Glass Menagerie.  Read more >>

Decoration Day

In 1866, a group of women from Columbus gathered to decorate the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers.  These women made no distinction between Confederate and Union soldiers and, thus, began the nation’s healing process following a divisive Civil War.  Read more >>

Columbus: One of America’s ‘Distinctive Destinations’

On February 7, 2008, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Columbus, Mississippi one of its 2008 Dozen Distinctive Destinations. “Columbus will undoubtedly surprise you with its diverse and abundant cultural resources,” said Richard Moe, president of the National Trust.  “As one of the best-kept secrets in the State of Mississippi, it is an unrivaled destination for anyone who enjoys Southern architecture, savors down-home cooking, and seeks an escape to the great outdoors.” Read more >>

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