Pack Your Bags for Tupelo

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Are you a certified, card-carrying preservationist? Do you stop to hug historic churches, schools and the occasional water tower? Is Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House your favorite movie? Then this year’s Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference is the place for you.

On June 8, 9 and 10, preservationists from around the state will gather in Tupelo for the Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference to share strategies about how to protect our fragile historic resources and their irreplaceable stories. From the first-ever Pecha Kucha Tupelo festivities, where some of Mississippi’s most creative minds will share their thoughts about saving place to the Heritage Awards Luncheon, where we will celebrate our many preservation victories and the hardworking individuals and organizations that made them happen, it is sure to be an inspiring and engaging event.

Ready to get involved? Visit for information to:

  • Register for the conference
  • Sign up for the student art competition
  • Nominate a worthy person or project for a Heritage Award
  • Become a sponsor or exhibitor

Categories: Historic Preservation, Mississippi Heritage Trust, Tupelo


6 replies

  1. The link for Registration needs to be fixed; it send you to the Art Competition and the Art Competition link send you to the Registration.


  2. Even if you are not a card-carrying preservationist it sounds like a conference with interesting events to attend. Having just attended my first Pecha Kucha I look forward to attending more. Is there a list of the topics of the Pecha Kucha presentations?


  3. What is a Pecha Kucha?


    • It is a series of presentations. Each presentation has 20 slides that are shown for 20 seconds, so a presentation cannot last longer than 6 min and 40 sec. I like it because it eliminates a Power Point as a prop for poor speakers and keeps the event moving. Pecha Kucha is a Japanese term that means “chit-chat”.


  4. Tupelo? How ironic! They seem to rush into destroying historic structures up there! Maybe some publicity will help the preservation cause up there!


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