The new list of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in Mississippi will be announced in Fondren at the end of the month. The Mississippi Heritage Trust (MHT) event will take place Thursday, April 28 from 7-10 p.m. at the Duling School. At the unveiling, the 2011 Honorary Event Chairs, Andrew Mattiace and Mike Peters will also be recognized for their efforts in redeveloping the historic 1927 Duling School. Other event highlights include: Mint Julep Catering & drinks, music by Howard Jones, and a silent auction including artwork of the ’10 Most’ 2011 sites. Tickets, which are $50 per person in advance and $60 per person at the door, are on sale now at www.mississippiheritage.com or by calling (601) 354-0200.
MHT works across the state to preserve the historic places that anchor our neighborhoods and communities, protecting the irreplaceable in Mississippi. The endangered list helps to raise awareness about the most historically significant threatened places in the state in an effort to save them before they are lost forever.“You just can’t measure the awareness and support this event generates among Mississippians,” said Brad Tisdale, MHT Board President. “We’ve seen it happen over and over that people hear about an endangered historic place and it motivates them to donate and support restoration efforts.”