Tougaloo College awarded $500K to preserve historic structures

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Tougaloo College is amongst 20 different Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that can obtain $500,000. This is a part of the $9.7 million initiative announcement by the National Park Service to preserve monumental structures at these historic establishments.

“HBCUs have be​en an necessary a part of the American training system for greater than 180 years, offering high-level lecturers, alternatives, and group for generations of scholars,” mentioned NPS Deputy Director Shawn Benge.

In addition, Tougaloo will companion with E.T. Dockery/VPS Technologies and Design Studios Inc. (ETD/VPS) to facilitate the preservation of Tougaloo’s historic structures by producing detailed digital fashions of those buildings, together with Pope Cottage, Jamerson Hall, and Ballard Hall.

“As a part of our mission to preserve Tougaloo’s legacy, we’re excited with the brand new developments and restoration initiatives which might be underway all through the campus. We are grateful for the National Park Service’s help that allows the College to share the historical past of those structures by means of digital expertise,” mentioned Dr. Carmen J. Walters, president of Tougaloo College. 

The “LifeMap” expertise will present “As-Built” digitized drawings of every constructing with inside and exterior digital fashions. This expertise may even profit first responders, amenities administration workers, and directors to navigate by means of and across the buildings from digital gadgets.

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