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Holly Springs’ Wrecking Ball this Saturday

The grounds of Chalmers Institute will come alive with a host of artists, authors, musicians and historians who have donated their appearances for the evening. The Ball will not only highlight regional cultural treasures, but also provide dinner and beverages and a silent auction featuring regional art!

Break Out Those Markers!

The Mississippi Heritage Trust is calling all young artists to share their drawings, paintings, sculptures and photographs of the historic places that matter the most to them. In addition to being featured on the Mississippi Heritage Trust’s online gallery, a few… Read More ›

Houlka School Burns

Sad news today from Houlka, where their historic 1930s school, under renovation with a grant from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, caught fire on Wednesday from a contractor’s spark (this is not an uncommon story–remember the Hinds County Armory?) and… Read More ›

OK! Time for PK!

If you were not able to make it to Tupelo for all the fun and festivities last month, I have a treat in store for you.  Allen Pegues with Premium Productions just happened to stop by for PechaKucha night, so… Read More ›

Mid-Century Medical

In Jackson just south of the Veterans Memorial Stadium is a group of buildings dubbed University Plaza that were developed c.1954 when University of Mississippi opened its medical school on the other side of North State Street.  While some of… Read More ›

School is Out-For the Count?

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History Board of Trustees will consider two requests for demolition of Mississippi Landmarks at their Friday, July 18 meeting: Guntown School in Lee County, and Eupora School Gymnasium in Webster County.

Burger and Shake Please!

After a brief hiatus, Jackson’s classic soda fountain Brent’s Drugs is back and better than ever. We certainly are lucky to have preservationists like Brad Reeves and his partners Johnathan Shull and Amanda and Nathan Wells to carry the torch…. Read More ›

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