Month: May 2009

Models in Vicksburg

No, I’m not talking about the kind of models that walk the runway looking thin and sullen, I’m returning to the subject of cool architectural models. Well, they’re all cool of course, but I had no idea that we had… Read More ›

Advanced Testing for Docents

Dear Prospective Advanced Docents: Before you may take this test, you must have passed the Beginning Host/Hostess Test, which you can find here. Passing this Advanced Docent Test will allow you to wear the special green Advanced Docent ribbon, which will ensure… Read More ›

Yay, National Trust!

Sometimes the National Trust seems too wine-and-cheese for my tastes, but last week, the Trust got down and dirty when it brought a lawsuit against FEMA and the Veterans Administration for their trampling of preservation laws in New Orleans. All… Read More ›

MS Architects in Tallulah, LA

I’m always interested–and therefore you should be too–in finding what buildings Mississippi architects were doing in other states. Tallulah, Louisiana has two buildings (out of not a huge number) that we Mississippians can be proud of, Bloom’s Arcade (1930-31) by… Read More ›

Preservation Month, Etc.

I mentioned this last month beforehand, but in case you’ve already forgotten, the Images of America book about North State Street hit the shelves April 27 and there have been confirmed sightings at Lemuria here in Jackson and the History… Read More ›

NPS Stimulus Money in MS

Speaking of money–loads and loads of money from Uncle Sam–the National Park Service has announced the projects it will be funding with its cut of the stimulus package. According to their state-by-state breakout, Mississippi will have 9 projects coming in… Read More ›

Testing for Tour Guides

I heard this segment on NPR’s Marketplace the other day about an effort in Philadelphia (PA) to require tour guides in the historic areas to take a test and be licensed or face a $300 fine for doing tours. Tour guides… Read More ›