Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Lois Shipp Shares the History of the Marshall County Historical Museum

Lois Shipp Marshall County Historical Museum Owner 
Holly Springs, Mississippi offers a plethora of historical landmarks and antiques to view.  The Marshall County Historical Museum is one of places you can expand your historical knowledge.  Lois Shipp is the starter of the museum and also leads the tours.  Shipp is full of the history of each  item in the museum so much so that she is often referred to as  a "walking encyclopedia." Her vivacious personality and old magnolia tone of voice brings the old south to life throughout the tour.

The museum building was originally built as a dormitory for the Mississippi Synodical Collegwomen's college dormitory, and it was saved  in the 1970's when
the county threatened to tear it down.  Shipp asked to save the building for a museum space five times before the county agreed.  The museum is filled with antiques dating all the way back to the War of 1812.  The most prized possession, according to Shipp, is the million dollar library.  For more on this story click here.

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