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Register Now for the Historic Window Restoration Workshop

Historic Window Restoration Workshop Led by Duffy Hoffman This is the first of a series of historic preservation educational workshops in the Building Arts, teaching traditional building techniques. At this workshop you can learn how to…and WHY one should retain,

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Behind the Big House 2016 Schedule

Click here for all tour information. Thursday, April 07th 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM – School groups orientation at Hugh Craft House: Craft House slaves quarters/kitchen: Michael Twitty – cooking demonstration; Burton Place lawn – Brick making demonstration; Magnolias slaves quarters:

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Christmas Home Tour Cancelled

2015 ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TOUR IS CANCELLED The Marshall County Historical Museum wishes to thank all those who have supported the 26 years of the annual Christmas Tours, which benefit the Museum’s programs. It is a model created by Lois Swaney

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Chalmers Institute is Now Available for Tours!

NOW OPEN FOR TOURS!!   Chalmers Institute (1837/1857) – 151 S. West Boundary Street This two-story brick building, built in the Federal style, was Mississippi’s first legislatively recognized University. Within its walls countless leaders, writers, educators and citizens received the

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“Chalmers Institute 1837 – 1879” by Hubert McAlexander NOW AVAILABLE!

Original painting of Chalmers Institute, done by Hubert H. McAlexander, in the 1950s, taking art instruction from Netty Fant Thompson – a local artist trained at the Art Institute of Chicago Hubert H. McAlexander, eminent Marshall County chronicler, historian and

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Schedule for Behind the Big House Now Posted

New This Year!! Archaeological Digging Dr. Carolyn Friewald, Professor of Anthropology & Archaeology at the Universality of Mississippi will conduct field studies of the domestic lives of slaves during the tour; particularly around the food preparation areas. The excavation will

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Dates Now Set for the Behind the Big House 2015 Tour

Join us April 7th- 12th for the 2015 Behind the Big House Tour. This free informative program happens during the Holly Springs Pilgirmage of Homes. Click here for details. Related posts: See Faulkner’s Inspiration in the Behind the Big House

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Tickets Are Now on Sale for the 2014 Christmas Home Tour!

December 6th & 7th, 2014 Purchase Tickets Today: Advance Online Tickets $15 *Tickets are $20 after December 1st and can be purchased at the Marshall County Historical Museum at 220 East College Avenue. Call 662-252-3669 or go to www.facebook.com/mchistoricalmuseum for group rates

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Purchase Your Tickets Today: Wrecking Ball- Sept. 20th, 2014

If you got time for one more dance…. meet me at the Wrecking Ball!! An Event to Preserve Chalmers Institute, Mississippi’s Oldest Chartered University September 20th, 2014 6 pm-10 pm The grounds of Chalmers will come alive with a host

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Tickets On Sale Now: Christmas Home Tour- Dec. 6th&7th

December 6th & 7th, 2014 Purchase Tickets Today: Advance Online Tickets $15 *Tickets are $20 after December 5th and can be purchased at the Marshall County Historical Museum at 220 East College Avenue. Call 662-252-3669 or go to www.facebook.com/mchistoricalmuseum for group rates

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