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Medgar Evers Slept Here

Excerpt from Beckwith v. State of Mississippi (1998 appeal) THE EVIDENCE THE DEATH OF MEDGAR EVERS 3. The last hours of Medgar Evers were recounted by the testimony of his widow, Myrlie. On direct examination, Ms. Evers testified as follows: Q…. Read More ›

Historic House Museums Struggling?

According to the Washington Post’s “Struggling to attract visitors, historic houses may face day of reckoning,” history sites such as Monticello, Colonial Williamsburg, and Stratford Hall are struggling amidst long-term attendance declines. This is a topic we’ve been covering here on… Read More ›

MissPres News Roundup 6-18-2012

“Officially” Summer starts later this week, but some preservation news stories are already heating up – luckily, I found some good news stories that I hope will balance this week’s roundup out nicely. First, Meridian where there were two stories… Read More ›

MissPres News Roundup 11-8-2010

No big intro this week – let’s jump right into the news: The weekly papers covering Waynesboro and Water Valley have recently published stories about how each community is looking at establishing National Register Districts.  The meetings local officials have… Read More ›

A Few Fall Happenings

Carrollton Pilgrimage A colleague showed me a nice little brochure yesterday for the Carrollton Pilgrimage and I wanted to make sure all MissPres readers got the news right away so you could plan ahead. Seems that for the first time maybe in… Read More ›

Visitor Centers-Bah!

For your Sunday afternoon reading pleasure, and in light of my recent musings on the National Park Service and on the fate of heritage sites, may I suggest this article from Architectural Record’s March 2009 issue, “Rolling out the unwelcome mat for… Read More ›

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