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Mississippi Heritage Trust

Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference and Heritage Awards

Ocean Springs, June 6-8

Presented by BankPlus

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On June 6-8, the Mississippi Heritage Trust will host the Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference at the Ocean Springs Community Center and Walter Anderson Museum of Art in lovely downtown Ocean Springs.  Surrounded by beautifully restored murals by Walter Anderson, speakers Christian Preus with Christian Preus Landscape Architecture, Judy Steckler with the Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain, Matthew McLaughlin with the Mississippi Brewer’s Guild, David Perkes with the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio and Madison and Mark Talley with Tallstudio will demonstrate why we are only as good as our partners in efforts to bring new life to old places.  

Special guest Liz Waytkus, Executive Director of Docomomo US, will help to put efforts to preserve Mississippi’s modernist masterpieces in context with the larger national movement to save the best of the recent past.  Highlights of the conference include a picnic on the grounds of the Charnley-Norwood House hosted by the Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area, the 2018 Heritage Awards and a tour of some of the coast’s quirky, exuberant and oh-so-hip modernist buildings.


Conference registration is $95 a person and includes one ticket to the Heritage Awards Reception.  To register, click here:

Additional tickets for the Heritage Awards Reception are $50 each and can be purchased by clicking here:

To learn more, email preservation@mississippiheritage.com or give MHT a call at 601-354-0200.


Wednesday, June 6

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Welcome reception hosted by Christian Preus Landscape Architecture, 1011 Desoto Street, Ocean Springs

6:30pm to 8:30pm

Celebrating Storytellers Film Screenings hosted by Alison Fast and Chandler Griffin at the Greenhouse on Porter, 404 Porter Avenue, Ocean Springs (Dutch Treat)

Thursday, June 7    

10:00am to 4:00pm

Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference at the Ocean Springs Community Center, 512 Washington Avenue

5:30pm

Heritage Awards Reception and MHT Annual Meeting, Ocean Springs Community Center and Walter Anderson Museum of Art

Friday, June 8    

9:00am to 11:00am

Listen Up! Historic Preservation Conference

11:00am to 2:00pm

 MS MOD Tour-Ocean Springs and Biloxi


Hotel Information

 

Gulf Hills Hotel & Conference Center-3701 Paso Road, Ocean Springs

$81.99 conference rate until May 18.  Call 228-875-4211 or 866-875-4211 and reference MHT/Listen Up! Conference.

www.gulfhillshotel.com

 

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites-7301 Washington Avenue, Ocean Springs

$91 conference rate until May 18.  Call 877-859-5095 and reference MHT/Listen Up! Conference.

www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/ocean-springs/ospms/hoteldetail

 

The Roost-604 Porter Avenue, Ocean Springs

Call 228-285-7989 and mention MHT for a special conference rate.  

www.roostoceansprings.com