Rediscovering Historic Vicksburg
"Partners in Time"
Meshea Crysup, along with her husband and "furry daughter", moved to Vicksburg in 2014. A life-long history enthusiast, she was excited about this opportunity to further develop that passion.
With a background in healthcare, her experience includes Long Term Care consulting and nursing administration, public speaking, adult education and staff development.
Also an author, blogger, and web master, she is happy to be using her skillset to help promote:
Vicksburg Civil War Roundtable
Baer House Inn
Other local history-based businesses, groups, organizations, as well as history-relalted events and individuals involved in the "business of History".
Meshea blogs and speaks openly about having fibromyalgia. She is especially thankful to Morgan Gates for agreeing to co-found Rediscovering Historic Vicksburg, because she could not be pursuing this passion without his partnership and support.
Morgan Gates is a life long resident of the historic city of Vicksburg. A retired educator from the Vicksburg-Warren School District, he holds Master’s degrees in History and Education. As a Certified Battlefield Guide for the Vicksburg National Military Park, he is part of an elite group of area experts. Morgan's passion for local history and his gift for storytelling further enhance his unique skillset.
He has been interpreting the campaign and siege of Vicksburg for history lovers from all over the country and the world since 2007 and conducting historic and themed tours of Vicksburg and the surrounding area since 2010.
He founded and manages Haunted Vicksburg Ghost Tours and Historical Vicksburg Driving and Walking Tours which is one of the most positively reviewed area attractactions.
As Rediscovering Historic Vicksburg's co-founder, he has become an avid blogger. He is also authoring a Restoring Historic Vicksburg series of books.
Morgan regularly participates, plans, and supports various events such as the annual Confederate Ball, "Night at the Museum", Vicksburg Pilgrimage, etc.