Posts Tagged ‘history’

Commission wants home to be national landmark

OXFORD — The Oxford Historic Preservation Commission wants the 165-year-old antebellum Shaw House registered as a national landmark so someone will buy and restore it. The home was built in 1848 by Oxford brick maker Dave Kennedy and has been in the Shaw family since 1929. It’s located on 5.8 acres of land and is […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Winterville Mounds backers want bigger, more modern museum

by Associated Press Published: May 14,2013

Tags: cultural tourism, expand, expansion, Heritage, hisctorical, history, Museum, renovation, tourism, tourist, visitor

WINTERVILLE — Historians, tourism officials and others are pushing to get started on a multimillion-dollar facelift at Winterville Mounds State Park north of Greenville. They hope to expand the site and transform the museum into a contemporary and interactive history of Native American heritage in the Mississippi Delta. The Delta Democrat Times reports various organizations […] [...]

Legislation aims to preserve Civil War battlefields

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) has introduced bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the program that helps preserve historic battlegrounds in the United States, including battlefields in Mississippi. Cochran joined Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.) to introduce the American Battlefield Protection Program Amendments Act (S.916). The bill reauthorizes the Civil War Battlefield Preservation Program (CWBPP) that […] [...]

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 brings in tourism consultant, gears up for 300th anniversary

NATCHEZ — Tourism consultants will evaluate Natchez in coming months as the city gears up for 300th anniversary celebrations in 2016. Leaders hope the anniversary will boost the city’s tourism industry over a yearlong period, in part by creating new festivals or extending existing ones, reports The Natchez Democrat. Consultant Berkeley Young will examine the […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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