Posts Tagged ‘culture’

Commission eyeing unauthorized changes to historic structures

by Associated Press Published: May 19,2013

Tags: Commercial Real Estate, commission, culture, historic, history, preservation, preservationist, real estate

GREENVILLE — Historic preservationists are trying to figure out how to keep the owners of historic buildings in Greenville from making unauthorized changes. The discussion was sparked by the unauthorized removal of the stucco facade of a downtown building earlier this month, the Delta Democat Times reports. Owners didn’t get a city permit or consult […] [...]

Owners selling Elvis’ ranch; want it to be tourist destination

HERNANDO — A group of Elvis Presley fans wants to preserve the memory of the king’s cowboy side by finding a buyer for a DeSoto County ranch to make it a destination for visitors. Elvis bought the roughly 150-acre Circle G ranch in 1967 as a place to ride horses and get away from Graceland. […] [...]

Trace to celebrate its 75th ‘birthday’ this weekend

by Associated Press Published: May 14,2013

Tags: cultural tourism, culture, Heritage, historic, history, national park, tourism, tourist, vacation, visitor

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Saturday marks the paradoxical 75th anniversary of one of Natchez’s oldest connections with civilization. The National Park Service will mark this weekend the day (May 18) in 1938 when the NPS assumed control of the historic Old Natchez Road — today known as the Natchez Trace Parkway — and began turning the […] [...]

Despite sinking stage, Coast festival draws 25,000 fans

by Associated Press Published: May 14,2013

Tags: culture, fan, festival, Heritage, music, music festival, rain, stage, tourism, tourist, vacation, visitor, Weather, wind

GULFPORT — Organizers of a weekend music festival in Gulfport say it drew 25,000 fans, despite high wind and rain. The Sun Herald reports the Gulfport Music Festival’s first day on Friday came within an hour of being cancelled due to bad weather. And it was almost shut down Saturday when workers discovered the main […] [...]

One of city’s oldest buildings gets new owners

by Associated Press Published: May 2,2013

Tags: acquire, acquisition, buy, culture, eatery, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, food, history, purchase, restaurant, Restaurateur, sale, sell

NATCHEZ — A new owner plans to breathe new life into one of Natchez’s oldest structures. Natchez native, chef and restaurateur Regina Charboneau, her husband Doug and their son Jean Luc recently purchased King’s Tavern. Over the next several months, the family plans to clean up the property and eventually reopen the restaurant as early […] [...]

Museum set to show off $3 million worth of renovation

by Associated Press Published: April 26,2013

Tags: art, construction, culture, expand, expansion, history, Museum, renovation, retrofit, tourism, tourist, vacation, visitor

LAUREL — It’s the home stretch for the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, with officials poised to unveil exciting new additions for next week’s 90th anniversary celebration. Last week, Jeannette Walker peered eagerly through the glass top of the doors leading from the museum’s American Gallery to the Stairwell Gallery. Fixed in her gaze was […] [...]

National Trust names Coast city as award winner

by MBJ Staff Published: April 19,2013

Tags: award, culture, downtown, history, hurricane, oil spill, preservation, retail, shop, shopper, shopping

OCEAN SPRINGS — The National Trust for Historic Preservation has selected the city of Ocean Springs as a 2013 Great American Main Street Awards (GAMSA) winner. Recognized as a leader in implementing the Main Street Four-Point Approach, embracing historic preservation practices and building strategic partnerships, Ocean Springs Main Street was honored at the annual National Main Streets Conference […] [...]

City gives owner of historic home more time for renovations

VICKSBURG — Beck House owner Robert Rosenthal has two more months to complete exterior renovations to the house and clean the property. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen granted the extension this week. The house is on the city’s list of dilapidated and overgrown lots. Rosenthal asked to have his building permit reinstated and wanted […] [...]

Pilgrimage officials report one of best years in decade

by Associated Press Published: April 15,2013

Tags: antebellum, city, culture, history, homes, municipal, municipality, tourism, tourist, vacation, visitor

NATCHEZ — Attendance was strong at Natchez’s Spring Pilgrimage. Pilgrimage Tours director Marsha Colson tells The Natchez Democrat that 2013 was the second-best season Natchez has seen in 10 years. Colson said tour sales were up over last year, and group tours did especially well this year. This year’s numbers are close to those in […] [...]

Mandatory meetings held for Delta heritage area

by MBJ Staff Published: March 7,2013

Tags: board, culture, Heritage, historic, history, meeting, tourism, tourist, vacation, visitor

CLEVELAND — The Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area moved closer to full authorization with two recent public meetings and a series of planning committee meetings, followed by a session with the governing board. Thirty people attended a community meeting in the Museum of the Mississippi Delta in Greenwood, and 25 attended another meeting in the […] [...]

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