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.
Through the generosity of the current residents of the Duncan House, Nita Barrier Parson and Thomas Parson and daughter Sarah, you can get a "Sneak-Peak" inside the house. This means you can go up the steps, across the porch, into the Entrance Hall of the house, and 'peak' into the rooms visible from the Entrance Hall. That's from 2-4:00pm on Saturday, November 5th. Our hostess for the "Sneak-Peak" will be Sarah Parson.
You have been so interested, supportive and nice about the project, we welcome you to come take a quick look. Put the date (Saturday, Nov. 5th) and time (1:30pm) on your calendar and come by the Duncan House, 810 Polk Street.