The 20th Annual Ames Plantation Heritage Festival, which was held on October 14, 2017, was the last event of this type that will be hosted by the Plantation. After careful consideration it was determined that the event had grown beyond our ability to provide an enjoyable and safe experience for our visitors. We would like to thank the tens of thousands who joined us over the years for a celebration of our shared heritage.
We intend to continue our program of historical research and education. Through public outreach activities and research programs including the Ames Plantation Historical Society and our collaborative archaeological research program with Rhodes College and The University of Memphis we will continue our long standing efforts to preserve our shared heritage and to enlighten the public regarding heritage preservation issues.