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 Store at the Winter Archives Building. If you can’t seem to find it at your local bookstore (which is always the best place), you can always order it directly at Images of America or Amazon. I’ve seen the book and it should be worth the cost for any Jacksonian–there are lots of heretofore (I love that word, don’t you?) unseen photos and glimpes of a bygone era in our city’s history.
For those who want to know more, the author, Todd Sanders, will be speaking about the book at the Old Capitol Museum’s Preservation Forum on Monday, May 18, 2009. Here’s the blurb from the MDAH website (although it says it begins at 5, I wonder if the talk actually begins later?):
Monday, May 18, 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum, Jackson. North State Street Revisited. Join architectural historian Todd Sanders for a night of discussion and images from his book, Jackson’s North State Street. For more information call 601-576-6920 or email the Old Capitol.
I also notice on Lemuria’s website that Sanders will be doing a book signing there this Saturday, May 9, beginning at 11 AM (a little early for me on a Saturday morning but I guess I could try to get up and go . . . ).
And since it’s Preservation Month, and this blog is called “Preservation in Mississippi,” I’m trying to track down other activities planned around the state. So far, I’ve found the City of Biloxi page showing their Thursdays in May activities, and I’ve diligently put that on the calendar that you can click on over at the top left-hand side of this site (or you could click here). I’m sure you, my many faithful readers, will let me know if you hear of other activities around the state so I can put those on the calendar and help get the word out.