Behind the Big House 2016 Schedule

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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: Joseph McGilll – historic interpreter

Friday, April 8th

  • 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM – All day: 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: Joseph McGill – historic interpreter
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch break

Saturday, April 9th

  • 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Orientation at Hugh Craft House; Craft House slaves quarters/kitchen: Michael Twitty – cooking demonstration; Morning – Magnolias slaves quarters: Joseph McGill – historic interpreter; Afternoon – Burton Place slaves quarters/kitchen: Joseph McGill – historic interpreter;
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch Break

Sunday, 10th April

  • 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM- PMCHS Volunteers staff at the three tour sites of the program

 

Tour Map:

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Click here to print the Slave Dwelling Map 2016

 

About

Preserve Marshall County & Holly Springs, Inc. (501c3) formed in 2005 with the hope of bringing historic preservation advocacy and educational outreach to the community. As one of our inaugural undertakings we acquired Chalmers Institute and are currently working to not only pay off the bank note on the property but to stabilize and eventually rehabilitate Chalmers Institute into regional resource once more. Constructed in 1837, Chalmers Institute, was Mississippi’s first legislatively recognized University. Within these walls countless leaders, writers, educators, and citizens received the educational foundations that would help to shape their lives, careers, and region’s history. Its enrollment actively continued until 1879 when it became another casualty of the Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878. This proud structure entered its second life as residence until the 1980s. It now awaits its third life as a contributing member of the community with your help.

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