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L.Q.C. Lamar House Museum

New Historic Properties board debuts

With less than a month before it takes over managing Oxford’s historic homes, the newly formed Historic Properties Commission met Friday for the first time. (September 2, 2013, Page 1A)

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    New group to direct historic homes

    The Oxford Board of Aldermen approved forming the new Historic Properties Commission — a seven-member board that will oversee the L.Q.C. Lamar House Museum and Cedar Oaks Mansion, during last night’s regular board meeting. Read about it and other business at the Board of Aldermen meeting. (August 7, 2013, Page 1)

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      Future of two historic houses unclear

      Oxford’s two historical homes, the L.Q.C. Lamar House and the Cedar Oaks mansion are under the umbrella of the Oxford Convention & Visitors Bureau, however a recent tourism survey suggests that may not be the best place for them. (May 20, 2013, Page 1A, 10A)

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        L.Q.C. Lamar descendent to host Lamar Legacy Friends dinner

        A dinner to benefit educational programs at the L.Q.C. Lamar House Museum will be held this weekend at Woodson Ridge Farms, the home of Lamar’s great-great-great grandson, Luke Heiskell. Local historian Jack Mayfield writes about the dinner and some Lamar family history. (April 5, 2013, Page 2B)

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          Spring supper benefits Lamar House

          The Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation and Woodson Ridge Farms have teamed up to host an upcoming Spring supper in support of the newly created Lamar Legacy Friends, aimed at providing an endowment and more educational programing at the L.Q.C. Lamar House Museum. (March 15, 2013, Page 1A)

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            Letters to the Editor

            Carolyn Ross writes to offer some of the words and wisdom of local statesman L.Q.C. Lamar and to point out that it would be very appropriate in today’s times. (August 10, 2012, Page 4A)

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              Lamar House receives unwanted visitors

              Squirrels have apparently been snacking on the wood that frames the L.Q.C. Lamar House Museum. Officials are looking at ways to control the furry creatures and protect the historic home. (June 22, 2012, Page 1A, 3A)

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                Garden Club breaks ground for kitchen garden

                Jack Lamar Mayfield was a speaker at Thursday’s ground-breaking ceremony for a new ‘kitchen garden’ outside the historic L.Q.C. Lamar House. (March 2, 2012, Page 2B)

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                  OCVB incomes increase

                  After struggling financially for the past couple of years, the Oxford Conference Center is ending 2011 with a 32 percent increase in revenue, according to director Hollis Green. (December 7, 2011, Page 1)

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                    Lamar House officially opens

                    The doors to the L.Q.C. Lamar House Museum officially opened Friday after a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the newly renovated home. (April 4, 2011, Page 1A)

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