Summer Events for MissPresers

Several emails about upcoming events in Mississippi preservation came through my inbox last week and I thought all MissPresers would want to know. Here they are, in chronological order (and they’ve all been placed on the MissPres calendar, for your convenience).


Jackson Modern – An Architectural Tour with MDAH Jennifer Baughn

Saturday, May 21, 2016

12:30 PM

Gather at the Mississippi Museum of Art before boarding the luxury tour bus.

Jackson was a city on the move in the booming period after World War II, and its young, Modernist architects put their stamp on its new high-rise office buildings and suburban centers. Join Jennifer Baughn, Architectural Historian at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, to get out in the city and take a closer look at this exciting time in Jackson’s architectural history. Guests will gather for light refreshments in the Yates Community Room at the Museum before the tour and then take the guided tour including digital images on board screens and glimpses inside at some of the stops. This program is held in conjunction with When Modern Was Contemporary: Selections from the Roy R. Neuberger Collection and is sponsored by Trustmark. Cost: $45, 15% off for Members; includes admission to exhibition. Click here to book your tickets.


ListenUp-and-Heritage-Awards-flyer-v5Don’t miss the 2016 ListenUp! Mississippi
Historic Preservation Conference & Heritage Awards Celebration in Water Valley and Oxford

June 2-3, 2016
Visit for more information
or signup for our email updates.
Full Registration: $95 – Register online here
Heritage Awards Celebration Tickets: $50 – Purchase tickets online here
(Heritage Awards tickets are included in the Full Registration.)

Schedule of Events

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Water Valley • Yalobusha Brewing Co. in the restored Hendricks Machine Shop
9am-5pm | Preservation Conference

Be part of the creation of the Historic Preservation Toolkit that will teach building- huggers to navigate the path from love for a building, through financing, restoration and placing it into use. Guests of all stripes needed! Learn about historic tax credits, new markets tax credits, grant programs, financing options, how to evaluate the feasibility of a restoration effort, unifying a community to support a public project, enrolling elected officials and lessons learned from others who have been there.

6-9pm | Heritage Awards Celebration

Get inspired when you see the accomplishments of others and hear about the obstacles they overcame to get to the finish line. Hosted by Yalobusha Brewing Co. with music by Luke Fisher and the Wilburs. Ticket included with full registration. $50 per additional ticket.

Friday, June 3, 2016

9am-12pm | Oxford Tour

Board the bus with us at Hendricks Machine Shop for a tour of Rowan Oak, L.Q.C. Lamar House, and the Burns-Belfry Museum & Multicultural Center led by Robert Saarnio, Director of Museums at University of Mississippi.

12-1:30pm | Annual Membership Meeting

Crawdad Hole • Water Valley


Historic Window Restoration Workshop

Led by Duffy Hoffman


Sunday, June 26th: Free community open forum: Restoring Windows Basics 101

WindowsRestorationWorkshopMonday, June 27th – Friday, July 1st: Workshop sessions at historic Chalmers Institute

Window restoration materials, specialty tools on site and protective glasses and gloves

Duffy Hoffman, Presentation Specialist, owner of Hoffman Preservation and Restoration, Inc. a professional practice which focuses upon educational workshops, which advocate for the preservation of historic properties. This is accomplished through teaching proper treatment of restoring historic windows, woodwork, plaster, porch repairs, historic structure stabilization & maintenance and weatherization of historic buildings.

This is the first of historic preservation outreach workshops, hosted by Preserve Marshall County & Holly Springs, Inc. (PMCHS), whose goal is to teach historic building owners; contractors and professionals about the nuts & bolts of proper treatment of historic properties, according to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards.

Duffy Hoffman, is one of the most inclusive window and historic painting and paint removal restoration professionals. Duffy travels the country consulting on historic projects and primarily window sash restorations and highly regarded throughout the historical trade community for developing techniques that anyone can learn. Take this unique opportunity for a hands-on historic preservation techniques learning session!


5 – day workshop: State Historic Preservation Officers – $200.00

Professionals and contractors – $200.00

Local preservationists in training – $100.00

Students from local vocational schools – FREE

FEE includes breakfast and lunch and drinks are provided on site at Chalmers Institute

Email us at or call (901) 336-4090 to register.

Categories: Historic Preservation, Holly Springs, Jackson, Modernism, Oxford, Preservation Education, Preservation People/Events, Recent Past, Water Valley


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