The Mississippi Heritage Trust, The Oaks House Museum and Belhaven Residential invite you to a mural celebration on Tuesday, May 15 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. at both Belhaven Residential and The Oaks House Museum.
Bring your chairs and blankets and prepare for a family evening of music, food and face painting but most importantly a beautiful new addition to the Historic Belhaven Heights Neighborhood. Jackson native Douglas Panzone is the commissioned artist. Panzone will be working on the wall located on the north end of the Belhaven Residential office building at 730 N Jefferson for approximately three weeks beginning April 23, 2018.
The Belhaven Heights mural is a partnership between The Mississippi Heritage Trust, The Oaks House Museum and Belhaven Residential to create a landmark of interest in Belhaven Heights that symbolizes the theme of preservation, which is central to the mission of The Mississippi Heritage Trust.
The hope is that pedestrians and bicyclists using the Museum Trail will also visit this mural and enjoy the garden and home of The Oaks House Museum located at 823 N. Jefferson Street. A significant portion of the funding for this project comes from the Mississippi Humanities Council and Mississippi Development Authority for the Bicentennial celebration. Additional funding was provided by Belhaven Residential, Pyron Group, First Commercial Bank and Behr Paint. Last hour support from Jim Kopernak of Old House Depot, Jasmine Singh Sandhu, Kathryn McWhorter Post, and Beth and Collier Graham. Thank you to all who have made this project a success!
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