Saving Meridian's stories,
one building at a time
From vernacular to modern, from residential to commercial, from governmental to industrial, we believe that the built environment is an intrinsic part of a community’s identity. Preserving the buildings of Meridian, Mississippi, by educating the public, rehabilitating the structures, and engaging the people will help create a sense of place, make people feel welcome, teach the community about our shared past, present, and future -- creating a community that is welcoming, enduring, and livable, now and in the future.
Ongoing Events & Programs
Ida Bea Tomlin
Lunch & Learn
Saving Civil Rights Landmarks in Mississippi: St. Joseph's Catholic Church
Ida Bea Tomlin
Senior Search Consultant
Museum Search & Reference
Ida Bea Tomlin is a Senior Search Consultant for Museum Search & Reference, an executive search firm that places leadership in museums around the world. Locally, she serves as a consultant for the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience (The MAX) and the Meridian Museum of Art, and as a volunteer for the Meridian Architectural Trust.
In all her work, Ida keeps at the forefront best practices based on diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. Ida is currently leading the effort to place St. Joseph Catholic Church on the National Register of Historic Places.
at St. Joseph's Catholic Church
1914 18th Ave. Meridian
2022 LUNCH & LEARN
Join Us at our ongoing subject matter experts series
MAT Lunch & Learn Series
Attend the next Lunch & Learn to join the conversation and help shape the way our city thinks about its past and its future.
Be a part of planning the future of Meridian!
Historic Plaque Program
Show your pride in your 100+ year old home by participating in our Historic plaque Program. More info coming soon...