SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Wednesday, NOVEMBER 6, 2013
3:30-5:30 p.m. Early Registration
Thursday, NOVEMBER 7, 2013
9:00 a.m. Tour - "The Plantation World of Jefferson Davis"
A unique day-long excursion visiting historic properties in Woodville, MS, including Rosemont, family home of Jefferson Davis and related sites in Natchez. The tour ends with cocktails at The Briars. Only 100 seats available for this tour.
(Full Forum participants only)
Tour begins at The Natchez Grand Hotel
6:00 p.m. Optional dinner at Dunleith, The Elms or Twin Oaks
Friday, NOVEMBER 8, 2013
8:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Natchez Convention Center - St. Francisville Room
Jeanette Feltus, PGC Advisory Board Chairman
Marsha Colson, Pilgrimage Garden Club President
Donna Callaway, 2013 Forum Chairman
9:15 a.m. "Memories From the Home Front "
Daniel Brooks - Director Arlington Historic House, ret.
10:00 a.m. "Now Occupied for Public Use: Yankees in the Great Houses of Natchez 1863-1865"
Jefferson Mansell - Historian
Natchez National Historical Park
11:00 a.m. Coffee and Bookstore Visit
Natchez Convention Center
11:30 a.m. "The Clifton Story: An American Art Collection under Occupation"
Elizabeth M. Boggess, Ph.D., Historic Archeologist and Social Historian
Jefferson Street Methodist Church
1:00 p.m. "Houses Within the Fort"
Tour five houses located within the boundaries of
Union Fort McPherson
Dine on your own in one of the fine restaurants in Natchez
Saturday, NOVEMBER 9, 2013
9:00 a.m. "Lost and Lonesome: Relics of The Lost Cause"
Estill Curtis Pennington, Art Historian, Paris, Kentucky
10:00 a.m. Coffee Break
10:15 a.m. "The White House of the Confederacy: Jefferson Davis' Executive Mansion"
Dean Knight, Supervisor of Operations, The White House of the Confederacy
11:15 a.m. "A Taste of History"
Lunch at the Carriage House Restaurant
1:30 p.m. "Lighting the North and the South: The Dietz Company"
Ulysses Dietz, Senior Curator, The Newark Museum
Newark, New Jersey
2:30 p.m. "Mrs. Dorsey's Beauvoir: Home of Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Davis"
Bertram Hayes-Davis, Executive Director, Beauvoir
3:30 p.m. Concluding Remarks and Introduction of Antiques Forum 2014
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Farewell Soiree at Stanton Hall