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Dark Days

This Friday, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Board of Trustees will consider requests to demolish two Mississippi Landmarks and delist another, which pretty much amounts to the same thing.

MissPres News Roundup 10-7-2013

A quick news roundup this week–I admit I haven’t done my homework, so this is not comprehensive. The Sun-Herald ran a nice story “Historic Ocean Springs house makes a comeback; agencies ponder future” about the Charnley House restoration, which MHT’s Lolly… Read More ›

Swimming Pools For Some

I’ve recently picked up the book The Land Was Ours: African American Beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South by Andrew W. Kahrl. It’s been a revelation. More than just a history of segregated beaches, the book explains the… Read More ›

Happy Rosenwald Day!

March 22 is to be observed as Rosenwald School Day in Mississippi in the 3,416 negro schools of the state, when special programs covering all phases of negro education and community endeavor will be presented.

Burns “Belfry” Church Update

Work is continuing to move forward on the former Burns Methodist Church in Oxford.  The …brick vernacular Gothic Revival church with two asymmetrical front corner towers…(Mississippi Department of Archives & History/Historic Resources Inventory) was constructed in 1910 on the edge… Read More ›

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