Friday, October 28, 2016

New Sign Under Wraps...

I'm pleased we were able to place a Mississippi Department of Archives and History marker at the Duncan House today. MDOT erects these signs for Archives and History and a wonderful crew from Tupelo was here this morning for that job. me, that sign brings real authenticity to the restoration project and I'm just delighted it's in place.

Yep, for now it's covered up....and awaits it's unveiling. We are going to do that at 1:30pm on Saturday, November 5th....the day of the Grand Illumination and all the other fun things occurring that day.....AND YOU ARE INVITED!

We will have a short ceremony to unveil the marker at 1:30, likely lasting no more than 20 minutes. It will feature our friends from the National Park Service and MDAH, as well as several local officials. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Four Views: The Duncan House Through the Years

Thought you might like to see the progression/restoration/transformation of the Duncan House over the last 160 years. 

The first visual record of the Duncan House was in a sketch drawn by a man named Miller, who came to Corinth from Memphis and sketched every home and business in town in 1860, including the Duncan House. (what a wonderful story....and fantastic asset....this sketch book is to our community!)