Saving Meridian's stories,
one building at a time

 
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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.

Scroll through the pictures of old buildings from Meridian. Use the "I Remember this House" form.

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Meridian Architectural Trust is starting an oral history initiative to save the stories of our community before they are lost forever. We will be partnering with several institutions, and we will be offering training in the fall on oral histories in order to involve the wider community. 

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Ongoing Events & Programs

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Ida Bea Tomlin

Noon 8/16
at St. Joseph's Catholic Church
1914 18th Ave. Meridian

Lunch & Learn
August 16:
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.

 

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Noon 9/13
at Church of the Mediator
3825 35th Ave., Meridian

Lunch & Learn
September 13:
Mississippi Heritage Trust:
Historical Preservation Tax Credits & National Register of Historical Places Overview
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Lolly Rash, Executive Director  and  Claire Winn, Director of Programs

Mississippi Heritage Trust

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Historic Plaque Program

Show your pride in your 100+ year old home by participating in our Historic plaque Program.  More info coming soon... 

 
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