Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Mississippi Heritage Trust

  • Jackson, MS
  • www.mississippiheritage.com

Mission Statement

To preserve the prehistoric and historic cultural resources of Mississippi.

Service Areas

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Mississippi

State of Mississippi

ruling year

1993

Principal Officer since 2002

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Mr. David Preziosi

Keywords

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Historic Preservation, Katrina Recovery, History, Architecture, Cultural Resources, Preservation

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EIN

58-2020318

Also Known As

MHT

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (A01)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Overview

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The Mississippi Heritage Trust is the only non-profit voice in the state for the preservation of Mississippi's historic resources. We provide assistance that state preservation agencies can't give and are able to advocate on the local, state, and national level for programs and funding to benefit historic preservation in Mississippi.

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Program 1

The Mississippi Heritage Trust carries out its mission through public awareness campaigns, advocacy, community outreach, technical assistance, educational opportunities and working with partner organizations. Every other year the Trust produces a list of the 10 Most Endangered places in the state to raise awareness of the importance of historic resources to our state. Every year a preservation conference is held to educate the public about preservation related issues. There is also an awards program to highlight the outstanding rehabilitation or restoration projects around the state.

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Service Areas

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Mississippi

State of Mississippi

Affiliations + Memberships

National Trust for Historic Preservation - Partner

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MISSISSIPPI HERITAGE TRUST
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Mississippi Heritage Trust

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. David Preziosi

BIO

David Preziosi has been the director of the Mississippi Heritage Trust since August of 2002 after coming from the City of Natchez, Mississippi where he was the City Planner. Mr. Preziosi received a Bachelor of Environmental Design (architecture), a Master of Urban Planning, and a Historic Preservation Certificate all from Texas A&M University. During his time with the Mississippi Heritage Trust he developed the organization's first web site, created the first brochure to highlight the organization's programs, streamlined operations and programs, organized successful conferences and events for members, traveled the state to present programs about the benefits of historic preservation, worked with local communities on preservation related issues, prepared National Register nominations for communities along with Design Guidelines, and advocated on a local, state, and national levels for historic preservation. Since Katrina he worked extensively on the coast dealing with recovery issues and saving damaged historic resources. That work included damage assessment, raising money for relief efforts including a demonstration stabilization program where 6 buildings were stabilized, testified before the U.S. Congress on the damage to historic resources, lobbied for federal funding to help damaged historic properties, traveled across the country to raise money for Katrina relief and educate people about the issues of Katrina recovery. He will continue to work with local communities on preservation issues and continue to develop new programs and ideas to help save the historic character of the state.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Carla Wall

No Affiliation

Term: Apr 2009 - Apr 2010

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