2017 Overview

 

Mississippi’s historic places have a story to tell.  It is an authentic, rich, complicated and compelling story that brings millions of visitors to our state each year to hear the tales that echo through the halls of our churches, schools and courthouses.  Whether it is the modest downtown diner that has received national acclaim for the crunchiest fried chicken or the grand hotel where generations have celebrated life’s special occasions, these historic buildings inform whom we are as communities.

At this year’s Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference in lively downtown Cleveland, preservationists from across the state will meet to learn about efforts to save our architectural legacy so that our special historic places can tell their diverse, inspiring stories to the world.

 

Thursday, June 8, 2017
Studio 230, 110B Court Street

8:30-9:00 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast by the Starving Musician

9:00-9:15 a.m.
Welcome-Alderman Gary Gainspoletti, City of Cleveland

9:15-10:15 a.m.
Malcolm White, Mississippi Arts Commission
Mississippi’s Historic Places Have A Story to Tell

10:15-10:30 a.m.
Break

10:30-11:15 a.m.
Mary Margaret White, Visit Mississippi
Mississippi’s Heritage Tourism Program

11:15-11:30 a.m.
10 Most Update-Sarah McEwen, Mississippi River Basin Model

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Lunch-Choice of Three Downtown Restaurants

Mosquito Burrito, Al La Carte Alley, Christiana’s

1:00-1:45 p.m.
George Bassi, Director, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art and Larkin Simpson, Jones County Chamber of Commerce
Innovative Ways for Places to Tell Their Stories-Home Town Laurel

1:45-2:00 p.m.
10 Most Update-David Abbott, Indian Mounds

2:00-2:15 p.m.
Break

2:15-3:00 p.m.
Belinda Stewart, Holly Hawkins, Belinda Stewart Architects
Innovative Ways for Places to Tell Their Stories-Emmett Till Memory Project, 10 Most Update-Bryant Grocery

3:00-3:15 p.m.
10 Most Update-Jessica Crawford, Prospect Hill

3:15-4:00 p.m.
What’s Next? Heritage Tourism Panel

4:00-5:00 p.m.
Break

4:00-5:30 p.m.
10 Most Update and Tour-Erin Newman, Amzie Moore House Museum, 614 Chrisman Avenue

4:00-5:30 p.m.
10 Most Update and Tour-Erin Newman, Amzie Moore House Museum, 614 Chrisman Avenue
Shop Downtown Cleveland

5:30-7:00 p.m.
MHT Annual Membership Gathering at the home of Hilda and Kirkham Povall

 

Friday, June 9, 2017
Studio 230, 110B Court Street

8:30-9:00 a.m.
Breakfast by the Starving Musician

9:00-9:15 a.m.
10 Most Update-Myrna Smith-Thompson, Isaiah T. Montgomery House

9:15-11:30 a.m.
Mickey Howley, Water Valley Main Street, Amber Lombardo, MS AIA, Lolly Rash, Mississippi Heritage Trust
Teach Your Town To Fish-Cleveland-Demystifying the Real Estate Development Process

11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Judson Thigpen, Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce, Lisa Cooley, Cleveland Main Street
The New Old Cleveland

12:00-2:00 p.m.
Downtown Walking Tour, led by Lisa Cooley, Cleveland Main Street Association and Kelli Carr and Aimee Taylor, Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce

2:00-2:30 p.m.
Jessica Crawford, The Archaeology Conservancy
Can You Dig It?  An Archaeological Adventure in the Delta

2:30-3:00 p.m.
Travel-Cleveland to Gunnison

3:00-4:00 p.m.
Tour and Dig, Blanchard-Harris House-Nancy Armstrong, Jessica Crawford, Sam Brookes, David Abbott

4:00-4:30 p.m.
Travel-Gunnison to Benoit

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Tour and Talk, Baby Doll House-Eustace Winn

 

Presented by BankPlus

Sponsored by the City of Cleveland, Cleveland Heritage Commission, the Bolivar County Historical Society and the Cleveland-Bolivar County Chamber of Commerce

 

Hotel Information:

Please state that you are with the Mississippi Heritage Trust to receive the conference rate.

Hampton Inn Cleveland-www.hamptoninn3.hilton.com-912 North Davis Avenue-662 846 2915-$119

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Cleveland-www.ihg.com-808 North Davis Avenue-662 843 9300-$114

Comfort Inn Cleveland-www.choicehotels.com-662 846 1525-$99

Parking:

Parking is available on the street and at nearby church parking lots.

Questions?  Call the Mississippi Heritage Trust at 228 697 1066.