Virtual Preservation Series

Our annual Preservation Series was only halfway complete when the pandemic forced us to postpone the remaining lectures. We’ve decided to offer the series virtually – and we hope you’ll join us!

This year’s theme is City-owned properties – properties that are owned or were once owned by the City of Memphis.

Tickets are $10 per presentation. Click on the presentation to purchase your ticket. Email [email protected] or call 901-272-2727 for more information.

Live Zoom presentations every Wednesday at 6pm in September! Recordings will be made available upon request.

September 2 – Mallory-Neely and Magevney Houses Holly Jansen Fulkerson, former Historic Properties Manager, will discuss the history of two of the City’s most historic homes.

September 9 – Winchester Cemetery Jimmy Rout, Shelby County historian, will discuss the oldest cemetery in Memphis, which is now a park and also partially covered by a City garage.

September 16 – Pink Palace Museum Caroline Carrico, Supervisor of Exhibits and Graphics Services at the Pink Palace Museum, will discuss the history of the Pink Palace, which has been a part of Memphis’ civic landscape for over 90 years. This talk will explore Clarence Saunders’ lasting architectural legacy by explaining his dream estate, how the mansion came to be owned by the city, and the ways the museum within the walls has evolved.

September 23 – Beale Street Lydia Warren, Director of the Morton Museum of Collierville History, will discuss the history of Beale Street.

September 30 – Overton Park Brooks Lamb, author of “Overton Park: A People’s History,” will highlight Overton Park’s key historical moments and show how this place speaks to the changing social and physical landscapes of American life. He will also speak about the park’s most important feature — its patrons — and reveal how and why everyday citizens have cared for this place, sometimes in the face of great adversity.