A Photo Story by Margaret Anne Murphey
91-year-old, Margaret Anne Murphey, an early founder of the Tupelo Symphony, produced the photo story, “My Legacy to the Symphony”, to support and sustain the development of the arts in Tupelo.
“I cannot really imagine what life is like, without an appreciation of music. It fills you with whatever emotion is appropriate at the time.
The arts will carry-on because of children we educate. In Tupelo, we’re doing a fine job. My legacy will be to spend my remaining years developing The Legacy Fund so the Symphony will have a guarantee of continued life."
- Margaret Anne Murphey, Chairman of The Legacy Fund of the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra
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Margaret Anne Murphey / North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra Legacy Fund
1800 West Main St.
Tupelo, MS 38801
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Tupelo is one of ten cities elected to participate in “Celebrating Storytelling”, a Mississippi Bicentennial project that will culminate with 100 community voices.
In August 2017, community leaders produced a series of eight photo documentaries, highlighting people and initiatives that have built Tupelo from its beginnings. The event was a unique occasion to celebrate aspects of “Tupelo spirit” that have carried the community from generation to generation, and to define new pathways forward.
Special thanks to our sponsors: Renasant Bank, CREATE Foundation, Community Development Foundation, My Tupelo, Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau, Link Centre, Elvis Presley Birthplace, Mitch McCamey, The Selby and Richard McRae Foundation; with additional support from Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association, Jason Shelton for Mayor of Tupelo, Tupelo High School (String Program), Tupelo Ballet, Tupelo Community Theatre, EP Natalie Irby/ Corner to Corner Productionsr; Producers Alison Fast, Chandler Griffin, Aaron Phillips
“Celebrating Storytelling” is a project of Blue Magnolia Films/Corner to Corner Productions in partnership with Barefoot Workshops