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Dates Announced for the Wrecking Ball: Oct. 8th, 2016

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 October 8th, 2016    6 pm – 10 pm The grounds of Chalmers will come alive

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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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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.

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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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Tips for Weatherizing While Preserving Your Historic Property

With the majority of homeowners making their homes in existing construction and many of us having the honor of living in a historic home it’s vital to develop an active property maintenance plan. And now with the heat of summer

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