Friday Film: Prospect Hill, Jefferson County
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Some exciting news for one of our 10 Most Endangered Historic Places-on January 17, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History designated Prospect Hill as a Mississippi Landmark and awarded the Archaeological Conservancy a $50,000 grant to repair the roof… Read More ›
This just in from the MDAH website: “Wednesday, June 20, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, Archaeological Conservancy southeast regional director Jessica Crawford talks about the Conservancy’s… Read More ›
Saturday’s Open House at Prospect Hill drew over 250 people to the deep forests of Jefferson County. The attendees list included a vast range of people, appropriate for this plantation with so many layers of history bound up in it.
I interrupt this promised all-Vicksburg-themed week with an announcement I think is important enough to jump in unexpectedly. Yesterday, Jessica Crawford, the Southeast Regional Director of The Archaeological Conservancy, sent me this press release announcing the Conservancy’s recent purchase of… Read More ›
Tour the world’s largest physical model on April 28 and then head down to Jefferson County to check out Prospect Hill’s fancy new roof and cleaned-up cemetery. Enjoy this Mississippi spring weather while it lasts!
From Ingomar Mound to Prospect Hill Plantation, from parapets falling to gravestones standing up and “Wade” handwritten on a sill, the MissPres news roundup has got it covered.
Let’s jump right into today’s roundup. Starting in Tupelo, there is news of new Historic District zoning. The district would include a small portion of the Downtown Tupelo National Register Historic District, and link the downtown district to the Highland… Read More ›
As usual, our first “Things to Do This Spring” post just didn’t capture the full range of activities for Mississippi building huggers, so add some of these to your list if you’re in the vicinity of Oxford or Jackson or Natchez or even New Orleans!
From Corinth to Gulfport, and points in between, here’s some of the Mississippi preservation news that’s fit to print (virtually, on the internets).
Whats been going on Preservation wise in Jackson, Tupelo, Meridian, Hattiesburg, and your neck of the woods?
Preservation in Mississippi has actively followed the progress of Prospect Hill Plantation since 2009, when Malvaney posted “An Important House Needs Our Help.” Since 2011, Prospect Hill has been owned and slowly but steadily restored by The Archaeological Conservancy, spearheaded by… Read More ›
Raise a toast to absent friends and historic places we lost in 2016.
Libby Hollingsworth, one of Mississippi’s most passionate and gracious preservationists, died on Saturday, July 2, 2016, at her home in Port Gibson. If you’ve been around the Mississippi Heritage Trust for even just a little bit, you’ve no doubt met Libby… Read More ›
Today’s end-of-year list is of all the buildings that the Mississippi Department of Archives and History designated as Mississippi Landmarks. Often confused with the National Register, which is administered by the National Park Service, the Mississippi Landmark designation is completely under the control of the MDAH Board of Trustees, and it is the stronger designation because it gives MDAH the authority to review any proposed alterations to the landmark, including demolition.
If you’re looking for somewhere to go other than one of the pilgrimages this Spring, maybe you’ll be interested in one of these events, all of which are dedicated to helping raise funds and awareness for a Mississippi historic building. Cotesworth,… Read More ›