Category: History

POSTPONED- Behind the Big House Tour

Due to the growing concerns of the Corona Virus (COVID-19) that has now been declared a global pandemic, we are postponing the Behind the Big House program & tour planned for April 02-04, 2020. This program brings in internationally recognized

Behind the Big House Tour Program Announced

April 2nd- 4th, 2020 Preserve Marshall County & Holly Springs, Inc.’s preservation initiative: the “Behind the Big House” Program, now in its ninth year, continues its educational outreach efforts towards interpreting the legacy of slavery. With much thanks for the

Wrecking Ball Discount Presale Tickets Close Sept. 18th

Purchase your tickets before September 18th for a great discount! Purchase tickets here: Related posts: Wrecking Ball Tickets Now on Sale! Purchase Your Tickets Today: Wrecking Ball- Sept. 20th, 2014 Join us for The 6th Annual Wrecking Ball, Sept. 23rd,

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Wrecking Ball Tickets Now on Sale!

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 23rd, 2017 6 pm-10 pm The grounds of Chalmers will come alive with a host

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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:

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

“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

Behind the Big House Recognized by Mississippi Heritage Trust

    6.19. 2014 – Nice article in The South Reporter, with much thanks to our indispensable partners David Person with “Gracing the Table” – a local initiative that claims PMCHS’ “Behind the Big House” program as their genesis point.

Behind the Big House Tour Schedule Announced!

Join us April 12th- 14th! Schedule: Hugh Craft House is the starting point for the Behind the Big House Tour and is open daily from 9:30 am–4 pm *All quarters highlighted in RED will be available to tour during the

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Join us for the Behind the Big House Tour!

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