I saw this interesting bit in the Mississippi History Newsletter that the Mississippi Dept. of Archives & History puts out monthly. I notice that now they’ve started posting the newsletter online too, which is helpful.
Free Preservation Boot Camp Set For June 18-19
Following the success of last summer’s pilot program, the Historic Preservation Division of MDAH is once again offering its Preservation Boot Camp. This free workshop is designed for preservation leaders at the local level but open to all interested parties as space allows. “We invite anyone who is taking an active role in preserving the history of the state or local community or who hopes to take an active role in the future,” said MDAH chief architectural historian Jennifer Baughn. The Preservation Boot Camp will be held June 18-19 at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building in Jackson. To reserve a space, call 601-576-6940.
Thursday, June 18
9–9:30 a.m.— History of Historic Preservation
9:30–10:15 a.m.—Architectural History of Mississippi, 1700–1876
10:30–11:15 a.m.—Architectural History of Mississippi, 1876-1945
11:15-1:00—Lunch on your own
1–2 p.m.—Architectural History of Mississippi, 1945–present
2–4:30 p.m.—Historic Preservation Law, Local Historic Preservation Procedures, and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards
Friday, June 19
8:30–9:30 a.m—Fundamentals of Historic Inventory Survey
9:30–10:30 a.m.—National Register of Historic Places
10:45–11:15 a.m.—The Mississippi Landmark Program
11:15 a.m.–1 p.m.—Lunch on your own
1–2 p.m.— State and Federal Investment Tax Credits
2:15–2:45 p.m.—Historic Marker Program
2:45–3:30 p.m.—CLG Grant Program
I wonder if they’ll make us do push-ups? As long as we get to paint our faces in camouflage colors, I could do a few push-ups. But I hope they don’t yell in my face and make me cry . . .