CATEGORY: Alcorn County

AUTHOR: SUMMER

HED: Corinth workshop to focus on historic preservation

By Jane Clark Summers

Daily Journal Corinth Bureau

CORINTH - Historic home buffs can polish their knowledge of preservation in a Thursday gathering at the Corinth Library.

A free workshop on preserving antique furnishings and historic homes will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the library on the corner of Fillmore and Main streets.

Sponsors include the Siege and Battle of Corinth Commission, its auxiliary organization and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

Leaflets on the care of furnishings, art and textiles will be available.

Special guest speakers at the workshop include collectors, scholars and museum specialists:

-Dr. Robert C. Lee, a Corinth radiologist and antique collector, will show slides of the Curlee House furnishing collection. His presentation will include descriptions of the various periods of furniture, paintings, prints and rugs.

-Kathleen Jenkins, museum specialist at Melrose Natchez National Historical Park, will present her award-winning slide presentation on the care of historic homes and furnishings, using Melrose as an example. Her presentation, "Selection and Care of Antiques and Furnishings in a Historic House," includes environmental concerns, care of objects, pest problems and housekeeping.

Jenkins earned a bachelor of arts degree in art history at the University of Mississippi, a master of education in history at Delta State University and was one of 20 high school teachers nationwide selected for the National Humanities Center Summer Institute in 1989.

She is working on a doctoral degree and is an alumni fellow in U.S. history at Louisiana State University, where she is researching a thesis for a master of arts degree in history.

She received the American Association of State and Local History certificate of commendation for her workshop series, "Saving Historic Architecture and Antiques."

- Donna Bailey Dye, museum division director at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, will present, "Put It In Writing! Public Use of a Historic House."

Her job responsibilities include overseeing the Old Capitol Museum, the Manship House Museum and the historic section of the Governor's Mansion in Jackson. She is a graduate of the University of Mississippi.

Dye is the wife of former Lt. Gov. Brad Dye.

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