As usual when Mississippi enters spring, the creative juices of Mississippians begin to flow and everyone is ready to get outside for interesting preservation events. Here are a few announcements that have shown up in my inbox over the past couple of weeks (if you missed the Pilgrimage post a couple of weeks ago, here it is).
On Saturday, March 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., MHT members will be honored guests for a private tour of the exquisite home of Stephanie and Craig Busbea, designed by noted modernist architects Samuel and William Wiener and located at 228 Ridge Drive. Not a member of MHT? You can join here or at the event.
On Thursday, May 4, from 5:30 to 10:00 p.m., MHT will host an insider’s architectural walking tour during the Arts, Eats and Beats festival. Stops will include musings on old mod favorites and updates on revitalization plans for this historic neighborhood while enjoying vintage cocktails. Tickets go on sale March 25 and can be purchased at lovemsmod.
The Mad Mod Affair Fondren is sponsored by EastGroup Properties and hosted in partnership with Fondren Renaissance Foundation and AIA Mississippi.
And from Blake Wintory at Lakeport Plantation, an honorary Mississippi Delta historic site that happens to be owned by Arkansas State University, comes this year’s schedule for the popular lecture program Lakeport Legacies.
March 30 · Building Delta Plantations: Connecting Washington County, Mississippi and Chicot County, Arkansas · Dr. Blake Wintory
May 25 · An Unconventional Conveyance: Rev. Jim Kelly and New Hope Missionary Baptist Church · Reverend Demetria L. Edwards, M.Div., J.D. (New Hope Missionary Baptist Church) and Dr. Blake Wintory (Lakeport Plantation)
October 19 · Influence of Southeast Arkansas in the Arkansas Historical Association · Maylon Rice (Arkansas Historical Association) [program on Third Thursday and will start at 5:30 due to DST/Standard Time change]
And down in McComb, they’re already half through this year’s 60th annual azalea festival.
- When: March 1 – 31
- Time: Dusk – 9PM
There will be 5 distinct regions in Pike County with a featured street in each area and each house on the featured street will have its yard lit.
The highlighted regions for the Annual Lighted Azalea Trial are:
- North of Delaware – North McComb
- South of Delaware – South McComb