Dr. Lisa Marie Malischke, Professor of Anthropology
at Mercyhurst University, Eire, Pennsylvania, presented
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.
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. Diez 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.
Tuesday evening, May 7, 6:30 p.m.
7578 Old Canton Rd., Madison
Dr. Briuer speaks to the
Mississippi Archaeological Society. Topic: public
appreciation and historic and archaeological research
value of the National Historic Landmark at French Fort
St. Pierre and the Tercentenary status and projects,
including opportunities for professional and amateur
archaeologists to be involved going forward
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