Saturday, 15 December, 1130 a.m.
Volunteers needed for site cleanup prior to the Magnolia
Historic Sign unveiling on January 4.
Thursday, January 3,
Dr. Briuer speaks to the Sons of the American
Revolution at Goldie's Trail BBQ.
Friday, January 4, 10
Unveiling of State Historic Magnolia Sign on site. Mayor
George Flaggs Jr. officiating.
Thursday, January 10, 7 p.m.
Dr. Ian Brown Professor of Anthropology at the
University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, presents at the Southern
Cultural Heritage Center, Vicksburg, on his pioneering
1973-1975 archaeological investigations at Fort Saint
Pierre. Prior to his research there were some twenty
purported, potential locations of the fort reported in
the literature. His three seasons of excavation
categorically established the correct location and
importance of this site that by 2000 had been designated
by the Secretary of the Interior a National Historic
Monday, February 11, 10 a.m.
Dr. Briuer speaks to the Vicksburg Genealogical
Society, Vicksburg Public Library.
Friday, February 15,
Dr. Briuer speaks to the
Engineer Research and Development Center Alumni
Association at the new conference room at the Waterways
Wednesday evening, February 27, 7 p.m.
Dr. Lisa Marie Malischke, Professor of Anthropology
at Mercyhurst University, Eire, Pennsylvania, presents
at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center about her
dissertation on French Fort Saint Pierre. Dr.
Malischke’s research synthesizes all the earlier
historic and archaeological work at the fort, some of
which had not been previously published. Her thorough
research develops new interpretations on the culture and
life ways of this important French and Indian Period
National Historic Landmark.
Friday, March 1, 11 a.m.
Mississippi Historical Society Annual
Meeting, Natchez, Mississippi, Convention Center,
Vicksburg Room, will host a Fort Saint Pierre discussion
group. Discussants include Ms. Nancy Bell, Chief
Executive Officer for the Vicksburg Foundation for
Historic Preservation. Nancy will discuss the Fort Saint
Pierre Tercentenary plans and events. Dr. Lisa Marie
Malischke, professor of Anthropology, Mercyhurst
University, Erie Pennsylvania will discuss her and her
students Fort St. Pierre research goals. Mr. Max Garriot,
retired teacher, musician and composer will discuss the
discovery of art, literature and music associated with
Fort Saint Pierre. Mrs. Gail Buzhardt, retired teacher,
author and historian will discuss some political,
economic and social background for the French and Indian
period at Fort St. Pierre.
Thursday evening March 14, 7 p.m.
Mr. Max Garriott will give an expanded presentation
at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center, Vicksburg on
the art, literature and music associated with the French
colony at Fort Saint Pierre.
Thursday evening, April 11, 7 p.m.
Mrs. Angela Diez, volunteer docent at the
Historic New Orleans Collection, will present at the
Southern Cultural Heritage Center in Vicksburg. The
subject of her presentation will be the fascinating
story of her seventeen-year-old fourth great grandmother
Catherine Notas who witnessed the slaughter of her
husband, mother, stepfather and sister but miraculously
escaped when over 200 French at Natchez and Fort Rosalie
were massacred. Mrs. Diaz has researched the existing
literature on this horrific event. In contrast, the
massacre at Fort Saint Pierre involved only 10% of those
killed or captured at Fort Rosalie.
Thursday evening May 9
Mr. Terrence Winchel, retired Park Historian at the
Vicksburg National Military Park and author of several
works especially on the Vicksburg Campaign, will speak
on the 1862 -1863 fortifications that were a part of the
War Between the States archaeological component of the
Fort Saint Pierre National Historic Landmark. The
private-party land and the state land at Fort St. Pierre
represent the only effectively protected portion of the
nine mile salient of Yazoo River extensive
fortifications, currently under severe threat from
vandalism, looting, logging and development.
Monday, 27 May
Concert in the National Military Park
by the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, under the
direction of Mr. Crafton Beck, will present a musical
program that includes music composed by Georg Philip
Telemann, who was commissioned in 1720 by the Frankfurt
Stock Exchange to write music that advertised investment
opportunities in the new but ultimately ill-fated French
Gulf Coast Colonies. Fort Saint Pierre was a failed
example of this speculation scheme.
Thursday evening, 13 June, 7 p.m.
2019 Mr. James Barnett, retired Director of the
Mississippi Department of Archive and History, Museum of
the Grand Village in Natchez and author with a special
research interest in Mississippi Indians, will present
at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center, throwing light
on the Indian side of the Fort Saint Pierre story,
especially the complex interaction of Native American
groups and the Europeans of the Gulf Coast colonies.
Thursday evening, July 11, 7 p.m.
Mrs. Gail Buzhardt, retired teacher, author and
historian with special research interest in the French
Gulf Coast colonies, will present at the Southern
Cultural Heritage Center, Vicksburg on the social,
political, and economic factors of the Fort Saint Pierre