Second Thursday of the Month 3:00 pm
Shelby County Archives
Building 980A Nixon Drive
Memphis, TN 38134
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Members of the Historical Commission serve four-year terms and are appointed by the Shelby County mayor and confirmed by the Shelby County Commission. In all, this commission is comprised of 33 members.
Chairman: Dr. Curt Fields
County Historian: Jimmy Ogle
County Genealogist: Kathryn Graehl
County Register: Tom Leatherwood
||LaSimba Gray, Jr.
|Dr. E.C. Fields, Jr.
|| Phyllis Burns
||Graydon Swisher, II
|| Jay Bobo
|| Mark Buchanan
|| Daniel Smith
Functions & Authority
The Commission works on behalf of historical awareness, preservation and education. Some of the duties include:
- reviewing and approving requests for historical markers
- maintaining a reference book on all historical markers in the county
- directs media and public attention to historic preservation issues
- recognizes with awards area high school and college historical scholars
- recognizes area historical authors and literary works
- offers guest speakers to community organizations
- participates in relevant historical commemorative events
- interacts with schools and historic preservation groups in furtherance of these goals.
- applies for, manages, and assists with grants from groups and foundations for historic purposes
2015 SHELBY COUNTY HISTORY AWARDS DINNER
Shelby County Historical Commission’s 50th Anniversary!
6:30 P.M. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5
HILLWOOD HALL AT DAVIES MANOR PLANTATION
3570 DAVIESHIRE DRIVE BARTLETT, TENNESSEE
Our annual history awards dinner will have several features including the recognition of the Ed Williams History Teacher of the Year Award, recognition of the winners of the West Tennessee History Day District Contest held at the University of Memphis on February 1, remarks from Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell and Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Shelby County Historical Commission (1965).
Tickets are $25.00 per person, which includes the buffet dinner and we need your check and reservations by Friday, July 31. Please make the check payable to Shelby County Historical Commission and mail to:
History Awards Dinner c/o Jimmy Ogle
4349 Sequoia Road Memphis, TN 38117
August 5 - 5th Annual Shelby County History Awards Dinner
6:30pm at Hillwood Hall in Davies Manor
Deadline for Tickets ($25 each) is July 31
Contact Jimmy Ogle at 901-604-5002 or
August 11 - Poplar Tunes Historical Marker Dedication
10:00am at 308 Poplar Avenue - FREE
August 11 - Lauderdale Courts Historical Marker Dedication
11:00am at 282 North Second Street (Uptown Square) - FREE
August 16 - Oakville Missionary Baptist Church Historical Marker Dedication11:00am at 3167 Knight Road (Oakville MB Church)Agenda
Meeting Minutes from the June 26 meeting
The new slate of officers of the Historical Commission for the 2014-15 year are:
Chairman - Dr. Curt Fields
Vice Chairman - Laura Todd
Treasurer - John McNary
Secretary - Dr. Nick Gotten
Shelby County Historical Commission Meeting -
Thursday, September 10, 2015 3:00 p.m.
Shelby County Archives Office
980A Nixon Drive
For additional information about the Historical Commission, please contact Jimmy Ogle