Robert R. Church

The legacy that Robert Reed Church Sr. left behind was no doubt a guiding light to those who esteemed the businessman in his day, including his son, Robert R. Church Jr. (1885-1952), who would follow his father’s example and blaze a trail of his own.  Although the...

Julia B. Hooks

Some people are born to be great. Julia Britton Hooks (1852-1942) was one of them. A musical child prodigy, she was born free in Frankfort, Kentucky, in 1852. At age nine, she was playing the music of masters Mozart, Beethoven, Weber, and others, with exemplary skill....
What is MEMShop?

What is MEMShop?

MEMShop creates partnerships to activate vacant and underused storefronts to help build local businesses. Born from the idea that retail plays a vital role in revitalizing neighborhoods, MEMShop helps build local businesses and increase a community’s visibility and...
Art is Important to MHT

Art is Important to MHT

The City of Memphis was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts grant to create a master plan, develop designs, and create public art for the Memphis Heritage Trail. The City of Memphis partnered with the UrbanArt Commission to develop criteria and oversee the...
MHT and The Community

MHT and The Community

The Memphis Heritage Trail team has been working with community leaders and stakeholders during the planning and development phase of the Memphis Heritage Trails. These partners and supporters have been very active in the creation of this plan. Our next phase will be...