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Walter Anderson Museum of Art

Architectural History and Preservation

A presentation and discussion of what we know – and do not know – about both the Oldfields site and other antebellum and plantation properties.

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Architectural History and Preservation
Architectural History and Preservation

Time & Location

Feb 23, 2023, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Ave, Ocean Springs, MS 39564, USA

About The Event

A presentation and discussion of what we know – and do not know – about both the Oldfields site and other antebellum and plantation properties. Lolly Rash, Director of the Mississippi Heritage Trust, and Ken P’Pool, retired Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, collaborate on leading this program and giving updates on the Mississippi Heritage Trust’s plans for the future of Oldfields and steps that they are actively taking to stabilize the historic site for future generations.

Free to the public.

Return to Oldfields and its programs are presented by The Hearin-Chandler Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area and the Department of Marine Resources, the Mississippi Chapter of the Sierra Club. This project is also made possible through a grant from the Mississippi Humanities Council, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the Mississippi Humanities Council.

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Lolly Rash, Executive Director of the Mississippi Heritage Trust since 2013, has been fighting for Mississippi’s historic treasures for over 23 years.  She has served as Historical Administrator for the City of Biloxi, Vice President of White House Properties and as a consultant for the Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and the Mississippi Main Street Association.

Ken P'Pool's work in historic preservation began as a curator at Travellers’ Rest Plantation Museum, but most of his professional career has been with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, where he managed a field office in Columbus and served as chief architectural historian, director of the Historic Preservation Division, and Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer. He is a board member of MHT, the Billups-Garth Historical Foundation, and the Mississippi Main Street Association. From 2006 - 2014, Ken was devoted to Katrina Recovery programs.

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