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MissPres News Roundup 5-3-2016

As the Magnolia State blooms, what’s been going on in the historic preservation world this last week? Several articles have highlighted the Legislature’s last-minute re-authorization  (seems like the Leg did a lot of last-minute stuff this year) of the historic… Read More ›

MissPres News Roundup 3-28-2016

The biggest preservation news this week comes from the Legislature, where lawmakers are debating renewal of the Historic Preservation Tax Credit, which provides a tax credit for rehabilitation of National Register-listed properties amounting to 25% of the cost of renovation…. Read More ›

Happy Hanukkah Y’all! 2015

Looking back at Hanukkahs past, before looking forward…. Hanukkah 2014 and Chris Risher’s beautiful temple both celebrated the Temple Beth Israel in Meridian. For Hanukkah in 2012 we looked at not only some of the historic sacred places across the state, but also at buildings… Read More ›

MissPres News Roundup 5-18-2015

Let’s take a look at what’s going on in Mississippi’s preservation world this mid-May as the magnolias blossom, the humidity begins to drip, and the cicadas fill the air with their love-sick hum. In Tupelo, the Daily Journal reports that the National… Read More ›

Amazing

Amazing. That is the word that best captures the spirit of this year’s Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference and Heritage Awards Luncheon. I could not help but be delighted, engaged and inspired by all the wonderful stories our conference participants… Read More ›

Ready, Set, Tupelo!

The Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference is right around the corner! It’s not too late to sign up for this amazing opportunity to learn from your fellow preservationists about great things that are happening around Mississippi and how to make… Read More ›

A Nation in Motion: Roadways

Today we continue a series based on the Mississippi entries from the 1976 document A Nation in Motion: Historic American Transportation Sites.  The informal compilation sprang from a 1973 suggestion by the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation to the United States Department… Read More ›

Pack Your Bags for Tupelo

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… Read More ›

Swimming Pools For Some

I’ve recently picked up the book The Land Was Ours: African American Beaches from Jim Crow to the Sunbelt South by Andrew W. Kahrl. It’s been a revelation. More than just a history of segregated beaches, the book explains the… Read More ›

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