Month: July 2009

Campus Research Resources

Last week, our crack researcher Carunzel, referenced the “CIC Historic Campus Architecture Project (HCAP)” in a reply to Day 3 of the contest, Woodworth Chapel at Tougaloo College. It reminded me of that website, which I am now including in the… Read More ›

July09 Name This Place #3

To play this exciting week-long game, see The Rules. Daily Winners: Monday: Joseph A Tuesday: doakley Current Standings: Joseph A: 2 points doakley: 2 points Carunzel: 2 points tsj1957: 1 point Theodore: 1 point

July09 Name This Place #2

To play this exciting week-long game, see The Rules. Congratulations to Joseph A for grabbing the first points yesterday. Today we’ll go to a different part of the state and a different era. Current Standings: Joseph A: 2 points tsj1957:… Read More ›

MissPres News Roundup 7-17-2009

Ok, while our friends in Greenville work on unraveling the mysterious funding structure of the South Delta Regional Housing Authority, let’s look around the state for historic preservation news, hopefully of a better sort than demolitions . . . July 11, 2009: Here’s… Read More ›

On Recreating History

I read an insightful short article in the Summer 2009 issue of The American Scholar (pp. 6-7) by Christopher Clausen titled “Sesquicentennial Excess: Must we erase evidence of later commemorations at Civil War sites?” (You can buy the journal at… Read More ›

NHL Photography Contest

The National Park Service has recently announced its second annual Imaging our National Heritage NHL Photo Contest.  Photos of National Historic Landmarks (NHLs) should be submitted to the Park Service by September 4, 2009. A first and second place winner… Read More ›

Fall of Vicksburg

A friend who is a Civil War expert reminded me that July 4th is also the anniversary of the fall of Vicksburg in 1863. As far as I know (and I haven’t researched this, just repeating what I’ve been told)… Read More ›