2013 - 2014
Bethany Stich-New Oleans
Trudy Allen – Jackson
Billy Beal - Meridian
Sidney Bondurant - Jackson
Billy Brasfield - AberdeenCharles Clark-Cleveland
David Clement – Vicksburg
Doyce Deas - Tupelo
Martha Duvall – Pascagoula
Denton C. Gibbes, III- Jackson
Darryl Grennell - Natchez
Milton Grishman – Biloxi
Hank Holmes - Jackson
Karen Keeney – Tupelo
Jim Kopernak - Jackson
Melody Light – Tougaloo
Bill Luckett - Clarksdale
Chris Myers - Jackson
Ben Nelken – Greenville
P'Pool - Jackson
John Rings - Ridgeland
Lois Robertson – Indianola
Tom Rosenblatt – Woodville
Mary Helen Schaeffer –
Sarah Sheffield - Yazoo City
Lynn Shurden-ClevelandStephanie Stewart - Eupora
Bob Wilson - Jackson
The Mississippi Heritage Trust (MHT) was established in 1992 as
the only statewide non-profit preservation organization in Mississippi
to serve as a unified voice for preservation in the state.
is a statewide organization dedicated to the preservation of the
prehistoric and historic cultural resources of Mississippi. MHT
fulfills its mission through education, advocacy, and active preservation
using a range of programs and activities that reach communities
throughout the state.
a non-profit, membership-based organization, MHT is supported mainly
by private resources including memberships, gifts, grants, and special
SKETCH OF MHT
Mississippi Heritage Trust is one of the leaders in the statewide
preservation movement along with the Mississippi Department of Archives
and History and the Mississippi Main Street Association. Because
preservation takes time and ultimately preservation happens locally,
MHT helps provide the continuity for, credibility to, and awareness
of local preservation efforts. The battle for preservation is fought
daily. MHT fights that battle in Mississippi.
the last twenty years, MHT:
worked to save dozens of historic places in Mississippi. One of the most
popular successes has been the Cutrer Mansion in Clarksdale, the
result of a three-year awareness effort.
Most Endangered Historic Places, which has catapulted
awareness of historic preservation in Mississippi into the limelight.
- Along with preservation partners, lobbied the Mississippi legislature for the passage of a Preservation Tax Credit for the rehabilitation of historic properties, which passed in 2006 and was reauthorized in 2011.
- Showcased 20 Mississippi towns to historic preservation conference participants: Natchez, Church Hill, Columbus, West Point, Biloxi, Ocean Springs, Pass Christian, Bay St. Louis, Pascagoula, Carrollton, Greenwood, Mound Bayou, Clarksdale, Meridian, Cleveland, Hattiesburg, and Jackson.
- Recognized with the Mississippi Heritage Awards over 170 preservation successes by Mississippians who have done their part to "protect the irreplaceable" in our state.
- Has been heavily involved in the Katrina Recovery efforts with other preservation partners in the state. For more information on Katrina related efforts click here.
- Developed a historic preservation curriculum for use in Mississippi schools to educate children about the value of preserving historic properties in the state.
- Successfully listed the Raymond Historic District, Ripley Historic District, Cleveland Founders Historic District, Como Commercial Historic District, the Highland Circle Historic District in Tupelo, the Broad Street-Church Street Historic District in Columbia, the Columbia North Residential Historic District, the Eupora Historic District, the Baldwyn Historic District, and the Gulfport Harbor Square Commercial Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Completed historic district design guidelines for Philadelphia, Ripley, Columbia, Cleveland, and McComb.
nominated the Center for the Study of Southern Culture's Barnard
Observatory and the Natchez Bluff Stabilization Project for a National
Trust Preservation Honor Award.
the National Trust to select the Vicksburg Campaign Trail and the Threefoot Building in Meridian as one
of the nation's 11
Most Endangered Historic Places.
nominated the City of Natchez to the National Trust for Historic
Preservation's list of Dozen
Distinctive Destinations 2003.
For more information please contact the Mississippi Heritage Trust
P.O. Box 577
Jackson, MS 39205
Click here to contact MHT by e-mail
618 East Pearl Street
The Mississippi Heritage Trust is governed by board of trustees
which employs an Executive Director and staff to carry out the mission of the organization.
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