On June 6-7, 2019, the Mississippi Heritage Trust will host the Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference in Grenada, presented by BankPlus. Using the amazing downtown renaissance that is happening in this historic city, the conference will focus on six essential… Read More ›
Mississippi has won this honored designation four times since its inception in 2006. Maybe your preservation project can be next?
Columbus’ week-long Spring Pilgrimage wraps up this weekend, so you still have time to catch the awe-inspiring Waverley, with its octagonal cupola, thanks to new owners.
Spring Pilgrimage season kicked off last weekend in Natchez, with its month-long open house, and at least four other Mississippi communities are celebrating pilgrimage in the next month. For a convenient calendar view, check out the MissPres calendar, always available… Read More ›
Preservation in Mississippi is 10 years old today–can you believe it? Traditionally, we take the day of our anniversary to go back to the subject of the original MissPres post, the Old Capitol: not just one of Mississippi’s most historic sites and… Read More ›
Fifty years ago, at the end of 1968, Noah Webster Overstreet retired from his architectural practice, bringing to a close the most important architectural career of any Mississippi architect. Overstreet received numerous tributes upon his retirement, including letters from Senator… Read More ›
From our friends at the Mississippi Heritage Trust. Live at the Lowry Mississippi Heritage Trust (MHT) is partnering with Spacecamp, Stewpot Community Services, The Apothecary at Brent’s Drugs, and Pollchaps Screenprinting to present the first installment of “Live at the… Read More ›
An October 30 obituary in the Washington Post remembers William Murtagh, preservationist, architectural historian, author of Keeping Time: The History and Theory of Preservation in America, and the first person to hold one of the coolest titles in the federal government, Keeper… Read More ›
On October 4, the City of Corinth and Alcorn County will hold a centennial celebration for the historic Alcorn County Courthouse, a landmark designed by the dean of all Mississippi architects, Noah Webster Overstreet. That makes this an opportune time… Read More ›
The folks who have recently brought back from the brink the one-room Poplar Hill School northwest of Fayette in Jefferson County will be holding an open house and rededication of the building after its recent preservation project on OCTOBER 6th, 2018,… Read More ›
A friend sent me this article in the new-to-me Acadiana Advocate newspaper announcing an architectural exhibit focusing on the work of A. Hays Town, specifically his later “Louisiana Style” period after he moved back home from practicing in Jackson, Mississippi… Read More ›
As you may have seen in a few news articles around the state (such as Rufus Ward’s tribute in the Commercial Dispatch) and here on MissPres, Mississippi preservationist Ken P’Pool is retiring from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History after… Read More ›
From our friends at the Mississippi Heritage Trust: Mississippi Heritage Trust Recognizes 43 Outstanding Preservation Victories and Heroes at 2018 Heritage Awards Celebration It was standing room only on Thursday, June 7, as preservationists from around the state gathered at… Read More ›
Let’s jump right into today’s roundup.
Congratulations to the intrepid Friends of the Mississippi River Basin Model in Jackson, who received the designation of National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark from the American Society of Civil Engineers at a ceremony earlier this week!
From our friends at Mississippi Heritage Trust. More information about this year’s statewide historic preservation conference can be found on their website. https://www.mississippiheritage.com/listen-up/ On June 6-8, the Mississippi Heritage Trust will host the Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference at the… Read More ›
The National Park Service is undertaking a study of civil rights sites in Mississippi to report to Congress on which sites might become part of the park system. A new NPS website explains the project and announces six public meetings… Read More ›
From our friends at the Mississippi Heritage Trust comes an announcement of upcoming workshops from one end of the state to the other: Bay St. Louis, Clarksdale, Cleveland, Columbus, Corinth, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Oxford, Pascagoula, aaaaand–whew!–Tupelo.
The Southeastern Society of Architectural Historians (SESAH) has issued a call for nominations for their “Best of the South” award, with nominations due July 1, 2018. As you may recall, Mississippi has snagged four of these awards in the past:… Read More ›
As a reminder about the recent formation of the Rodney History and Preservation Society and how you might want to join in its mission to preserve remaining structures in historic Rodney, especially the Rodney Presbyterian Church, today’s HABS post is dedicated… 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!