And the winner is…

Preservation in Mississippi!  That’s right, our very own blog will be receiving a 2014 Heritage Award for Preservation Education from the Mississippi Heritage Trust at the awards luncheon in Tupelo June 10.  I wonder if E.L. Malvaney will show up to accept this well-deserved honor in person?

Learn more about the Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference and Heritage Awards Luncheon at

Other astounding, stupendous and just plain cool preservation victories that will be honored include:

Heritage Awards for Preservation Education 

A Time to All Things Video, Delta

Behind the Big House Tour, Holly Springs

By the Hand of an Unseen Poet:  The Design, the Mystery and the Restoration of the Charnley-Norwood House Video, Ocean Springs

Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek Video, Gulfport

Hub City Lofts Marketing Plan, Hattiesburg

Mississippi Historic Courthouse Architecture: A Photographic Essay

Randolph School Resurrection Video, Pass Christian

Shaw Homestead Interpretive Program, Barth, Pearl River County

Tales from the Crypt Educational Program, Columbus

The Plantation World of Wilkinson County, Mississippi, 1792-2012

Heritage Awards for Restoration

Bay Springs School, Kelly Settlement, Hattiesburg

Bolivar County Courthouse, Rosedale

Burrus House, Benoit

Coker House, Edwards

Dexter Hall, Boswell Regional Center, Magee

Enochs Hall, Mississippi School for the Arts, Brookhaven

Medgar Evers House Museum, Jackson

First Baptist Church, Eupora

Immanuel Episcopal Church, Winona

Lamar County Courthouse, Purvis

Mount Moriah School, Tylertown

National Guard “Old” Armory, Amory

Prentiss Normal Institute, Prentiss

Randolph School, Pass Christian

Rectitude Masonic Lodge #323, Gulfport

Shaw Homestead, Barth, Pearl River County

Taborian Hospital, Mound Bayou

Wathall County Training School, Ginntown Community, Tylertown

Watkins Museum, Taylorsville

Robert O. Wilder Building, Tougaloo College

Heritage Awards for Distinguished Service

Dr. Luther Brown, Cleveland

Martha Dalrymple, Amory

Derrick Evans, Turkey Creek, Gulfport

Leonard Fuller, Sr., Gautier

Kennedy V. Johnson, Mound Bayou

Cindy Nelson, Iuka

Robert O. Tatum, Jr., Hattiesburg

Heritage Award for Community Renaissance

Water Valley

Heritage Award for Engineering Excellence

Round Island Lighthouse, Pascagoula

Heritage Award for Excellence in Stewardship of Historic Sites

Tishomingo County Historical and Genealogical Society

Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Steele Award for a Catalyst Project

Hub City Lofts: America Building and Carter Building, Hattiesburg

Trudy Allen Award for Outstanding Residential Restoration

Old Homestead, Columbus

Libby Aydelott Award for Outstanding Achievement in Public Policy

Speaker of the House Philip Gunn

Mississippi Heritage Trust and Mississippi African-American Historic Preservation Council Award for Excellence in Preservation of African-American Heritage

Turkey Creek Community, Gulfport

Mississippi Heritage Trust and Mississippi Department of Archives and History Award for Excellence in Historic District Preservation

Gateway to History: A Scenic Byway, Madison County

Trustees Award for Exemplary Restoration of a Mississippi Landmark

Charnley-Norwood House, Ocean Springs

Trustees Award for Organizational Achievement

Tougaloo College



Categories: Historic Preservation, Mississippi Heritage Trust, Preservation Education, Preservation People/Events, Renovation Projects

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8 replies

  1. hooray and congratulations!


  2. Sounds like we are in good company. Glad to see the Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain recognized for their work at the Shaw Homestead, among the many worthy projects.


  3. You never know when ELMalvaney will show up or in what disguise. This is quite an honor, thank you!


  4. Very well deserved–congratulations to E.L. And all the other winners!


  5. Major congratulations to the iron-fisted Malvaney, and I am sooooooo happy to see the recognition for Mayor Kennedy V. Johnson of Mound Bayou, and his outstanding work in getting the Taborian Hospital restored, along with the efforts on the Isaiah T. Montgomery house. Work with his administration for those two years was truly a highlight of my life and brought so much to me personally as well as to the students who worked with us in the community.


  6. This is a well deserved honor! I look forward to each post and have learned so much from reading, plus it gives me a little trip to Mississippi!


  7. Outstanding!! Congratulations! :-)


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