As you’re making plans for next weekend, think about taking our friend Jessica Crawford and the Archaeological Conservancy up on their offer to visit Prospect Hill in Jefferson County. As you recall Prospect Hill’s first Open House last fall was a great success, and has generated calls for a redo for those unable to make it. Next Saturday, June 9, will be a great time to wander about the place and spend time “out in the country.” Jessica promises shade, among other things, and believe me, sitting below those cedars with their spanish moss blowing in the breeze is an experience not to be missed.
Here’s Jessica’s announcement:
We’re going to do it again!
Because of so many requests from our friends, supporters & descendants of Prospect Hill families, we’ve decided to have another “open house” or as we’re calling it, “Early Summer Soiree- Prospect Hill Style.” It’s a little more laid back this time- starting at 11:00 Saturday, June 9th, visitors are invited to come and go as they please. Although there will be no formal guided tours of the house and grounds and no speakers, there will be informative signs and information about Prospect Hill and its history throughout the grounds. Bring a cooler and picnic lunch if you want. We’ll have tents, tables and chairs set up for those who wish to use them. Family members are urged to bring any old photographs or documents they have to share with others.
We’ve done some work around the place, and the wonderful folks at Natchez Monuments are helping us repair the cemetery. We have also uncovered some buried foundations and other interesting features on the grounds, and we’re preparing an archaeological grid for the University of Mississippi’s Center for Archaeological Research to use when they conduct remote sensing later in the summer. We’ll even have some new additions to Prospect Hill in the form of female companions for Isaac the peacock. Starting about 1:30, Tate Moore, of the band The Kudzu Kings and Tate Moore and the Cosmic Door, and some of his friends will play music for us until we’ve had enough. We will even have “We helped save Prospect Hill” t-shirts for sale.
We are happy to report that there are several parties who are seriously interested in purchasing and restoring Prospect Hill so, this may be your last chance!
Plan to join us at Prospect Hill Plantation, Saturday, June 9th any time after 11:00 am until you’re ready to go home. There’s no charge and we’ll provide music, shade and even cold bottled water-all you have to do is show up!
For information and directions, contact Jessica Crawford at 662-326-0025 (if no answer, leave voicemail) or firstname.lastname@example.org
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