The Land Trust would like to welcome and thank the following vendors and exhibitors:

Sweety Pies – Specialty “Cup” Cakes

Cowpen Creek Farms – Livestock

Izzy’s Innovations – rag quilts, aprons, wooden boxes, cutting boards, bread knives

EvaJoan Henderson – Wool Spinning & crochet items

Savannah’s Smiles Face Painting

Denine’s Pine Needle Baskets

Gail Ladner – Quilting

Keith Ladner – Leather Stamping

Franny’s Hot Dogs & More

Mississippi Gulf Coast National  Heritage Area – History presentations

Special Thanks to:

Community Baptist Church for Tables and Chairs

Community Baptist Church Youth Group – Blueberry Ice Cream and Lemonade

Double Dee Music

Harriet Gruelich –  Butter Churning

Elaine Shaw – Farming Tools

Sheila & Michael Cruthird – Land Donation

Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation

Mississippi Heritage Trust

National Endowment for the Arts

Second Semi-Annual “Remember the Past” festival returns to the Historic Shaw Homestead in Poplarville, MS.

Take a step back in time and explore the historic Shaw Homestead in the Barth community of Poplarville, MS.  The Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain invites you to attend this festival on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10 am to 3 pm at 1214 Barth Road in Poplarville, MS.

The event will feature historic information about the homestead and the area during the timber boom between the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.  There will also be vendors and exhibitors displaying goods and crafts from that time period.

Visitors will hear stories from locals about their childhood growing up in rural Mississippi.  Podcasts will be available about cattle ranching and sheep shearing, logging, canning, and other information about the time period.  Vendors and exhibitors will be demonstrating homestead activities.

This homestead was established in 1885 and housed the same family for generations until Hurricane Camille.  When the property was donated by the family to the Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain (LTMCP) in 2007, many items were found just as they were left in 1969.   The historic site features a dog-trot log cabin, detached kitchen, tractor shed with grist mill, jar house, smoke house, sheep dip, and corn crib and offers a complete picture of rural life in Pearl River County during the timber boom in Mississippi.  Find out more about this property here.

This event is made possible in part by funding through the Lower Pearl River Valley Foundation.

For more information about this program or to register as a vendor or exhibitor, download the vendor form here or call the Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain at 228-435-9191.