Preserving History In Biloxi

A croquet tournament will be held on the grounds of Tullis-Manor next month to help save an historic building. The old "Crawford House" is located just behind the main building. The City of Biloxi and Tullis Board of Directors have launched a project to restore the aging structure. A croquet tournament on April 1st is the kickoff fund raiser for the project.

The renovation work will cost around one million dollars. The city has already budgeted 200 thousand dollars to save the historic structure. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has awarded a 30 thousand dollar grant for the restoration project. The cost of entering next month's croquet tournament is 250 dollars.