Meetings Second Thursday of the Month 3:00 pm
Shelby County Archives
Building 980A Nixon Drive
Memphis, TN 38134
January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11
Events 10th Annual Shelby County History Festival - FREE!
Sunday, April 7 2019
12:00 noon - 5:00 p.m.
Hillwood Hall in Davies Manor
3570 Davieshire Drive in Bartlett
(East on I-40 to Exit 20, Canada Road)
901-386-0715 Displays from Historical Organizations, Manor House Tours, Carriage Rides, Model T Ride, Living History Performances, Quilt Display, Nature Hike, Scavenger Hunt and Music! All Activities are FREE!
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: Andy Pouncey
County Historian: Jimmy Rout III
County Genealogist: Kathryn Graehl
County Register: Shelandra Ford
Dr. Jay Bobo
Dr. E.C. Curt Fields
LaSimba Gray, Jr.
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
The new slate of officers of the Historical Commission for the 2018-19 year are:
Chairman - Andy Pouncey
Vice Chairman - Sylvester Lewis
Treasurer - Judy Davis
Secretary - Dr. Nick Gotten