Since we’re having such unseasonably (but welcome) low temperatures lately, we know it’s time to start thinking about September and early fall events. Three have popped up on my radar lately, ranging from the far north (Holly Springs) to central (Jackson) to the southwest (Jefferson County). Pick one and head out to have some fun and get involved in saving Mississippi’s historic places!
Hays Town History Is Lunch, Jackson, September 12
Wednesday, September 12, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, architectural historian Todd Sanders talks about the work of Mississippi architect Hays Town. For more information call 601-576-6998.
Poplar Hill School, Jefferson County, September 22
POPLAR HILL SCHOOL
POPLAR HILL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE
Spirit Filled Life Church,
55 Oaks Street, Fayette, MS
Dinner @ 3 P. M.
Concert @ 6 P.M.
Concert (advance sales): $15. (at the door) $17
To benefit the restoration of Mississippi Landmark Poplar Hill School
For Tickets Contact:
Shirley & Roosevelt Cruel
Phone: 601-786-1951 or 601-786-1301
To donate to the Restoration Fund, make checks payable to:
Poplar Hill Museum of African American Culture
% Roosevelt Cruel
1535 Old Hwy 61
Fayette, MS 39069
Meet Me At the Wrecking Ball, Holly Springs, Sept 22, 2012
An Event to Preserve Chalmers Institute, Mississippi’s oldest chartered university.
September 22nd — 6pm- 10pm
The grounds of Chalmers will come alive with a host of artists, authors, musicians and historians who have donated their appearances for the evening including recording artist Shannon McNally. The Ball will not only highlight regional cultural treasures, but also provide dinner and beverages, a silent auction and live art auction, all emceed by New York Times bestselling author Robert Hicks!
As usual, all of these events are now on the MissPres calendar, always available at its tab along the top of the blog. From the calendar you can grab events you’re interested in and put them on your own calendar. Don’t forget!