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.
Wednesday May 22 at 10 am.
There will be a coordination meeting on site.
Representatives from AmeriCorps volunteers. the
Mississippi Archaeological Association, Danny Harrelson,
Dr. Dwain Butler, and Dr. Briuer will attend.
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