Join us Aug 10th for a Picnic!

You are cordially invited to
A Picnic on the Lawn
at historic
Chalmers Institute

Saturday, August 10th
4:00 pm until 7:00 pm
151 S. West Boundary, Holly Springs, MS

To benefit historic Chalmers Institute,
Mississippi’s first chartered university.

Join us to celebrate Chalmers‘ SECOND re-birth after recovering from severe damage caused by the storm of 02 June 2018. Enjoy an afternoon of music, a silent auction, drinks, dancing, and a fine selection of foodstuffs, provided by The Southern Eatery. No need for your Sunday best, but bring your appetite and dancing shoes!

Reserve your tickets by mail or online at
by August 7th for early bird discounts $20 per person or $35 per couple.

Reservation costs and donations are tax deductible. Please note that you will not be issued a ticket for the evening’s events; your name will be added to our registration list upon your reservation.

For information call 901.336.4090


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.