Local Heritage Guild preserving properties

Published 7:10 pm Thursday, July 5, 2018

Saving history one house at a time is a goal of the Heritage Guild of Vicksburg and Warren County. Most recently the group was able to refurbish a home on Adams Street given to them by the Warren County Board of Supervisors and then sell it, giving them funds to buy and save another historical structure.

Dedicating time to preserve properties and historic places, the Heritage Guild got its start after a group of seven women decided to make a difference in their community, and in 2016, held an introductory meeting that was attended by more than 100 people.

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Now for the third year in a row, a community meeting will be held beginning at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, at the City Auditorium and the guest speaker will be Jessica Crawford.

Crawford is the southeast regional director for The Archaeological Conservancy and is currently working at Prospect Hill in Lorman, helping to restore an old plantation, HGVW member Dinah Lazor said.

“At our meetings, we try to bring someone in, so we learn about what’s happening in the neighboring cities or states,” Lazor said.

Tuesday’s meeting, Lazor said, will also include highlights of the HGVW activities for the year, focuses for the next year and recognize the preservation, rehabbing efforts of individuals, and organizations.

A light lunch will be served and admission is free. For more information, visit facebook.com/HeritageGuildVicksburg/.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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