Next Thursday, preservationists from around the state will be hopping in their cars and heading to Jackson for the announcement of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in Mississippi. The evening will start at 6:00 p.m. with a welcome from our honorary chairman, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann and the announcement of this year’s list of endangered historic places by Walt Grayson from the porch of the Cedars, once almost lost to development. Today, the Cedars is an arts center and popular spot for weddings and 10 Most announcements.
This event is a chance to catch up with old friends and learn what great things are happening in preservation in other parts of the state. Guests will enjoy a bountiful fall harvest dinner while tapping their toes to the Mississippi Zydeco music of T.B. Ledford and Dudereaux. Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company is sending up plenty of its craft beer and Liberty Creek Vineyards will be pouring some delicious wines. Our president Brad Reeves and his team of mixologists at the Apothecary at Brent’s Drugs are concocting a special fall cocktail for the evening with Cathead Pecan Vodka and coffee, which will be the perfect complement to a big slice of one of Sugaree’s yummy cakes. The Old House Depot is lending all sorts of interesting architectural finds, from gates to shutters, to help create an unforgettable exhibit about this year’s 10 Most Endangered Historic Places. The walls of the Cedars will be transformed into a gallery of children’s art depicting special places around our state.
So, grab some friends, grab a beer and let’s hobnob about how to save the places that matter in Mississippi.
Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at http://www.mississippiheritage.com or at the door.
Categories: Historic Preservation