BIA unveils 12 new MS Historical Markers

Belhaven Improvement Association (BIA) was thrilled to unveil the first of 12 new MS Historical Markers for the Belhaven Historic District.

The celebration was hosted by Peter and Tamar Sharp, owners of The Fairview Inn (Jackson’s greatest “hidden gem”). It was an amazing event full of excitement and hope for a future that points to a #BetterBelhaven and a #BetterJackson.

The night was highlighted by 4 speakers who each provided a different perspective on the importance of the Fairview Inn and the Belhaven Historical Markers Walking Trail. Mary Ann Davis (President of Antonelli College) provided the “Inn Guest’s Perspective” and shared a beautiful insight to her “home away from home”. Brother Rogers (Director of Programs and Communication for MDAH) provided the “Historical Perspective” and gave insight to the rich history of the Fairview Inn.

Dr Reed Hogan III (President of BIA) gave the “Neighborhood Perspective” and spoke to the importance of creating a stronger neighborhood because stronger neighborhoods create stronger cities. Dr Safiya Omari (Chief of Staff for the City of Jackson) provided the “City Perspective” with an encouraging and inspiring charge for everyone to embrace the Capital city!

BIA is working hard and collaborating with Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Visit Jackson, and the City of Jackson to make this a reality for the Belhaven Historic District.

15 total markers are anticipated by the end of January 2018. This framework will create a unique and charming attraction for both locals and tourist visit the Jackson area. This will give the Belhaven Historic District, Mississippi’s largest Historic District, an amazing opportunity to preserve and promote our great history.

Much more to come…

#EmbraceHerHistory #SecureHerFuture #HistoricBelhaven #BetterBelhaven #OurBelhaven #BIA