Victoria Peck, an M.A. graduate research assistant at the Center for Historic Preservation, is the latest recipient of the Dorothy Williams Potter Scholarship in Historic Preservation. Tori has worked on several notable projects, including both a preservation plan and a nomination to the National Register of Historic Places for Beck Knob Cemetery. She also has been involved in the creation of a nomination for the David Hall Campsite, the first stop by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the voting rights marchers on their way from Selma to Montgomery.
Tori’s thesis is a continuation of her 2021 summer internship in Butte, Montana, working with the Historic B’nai Israel Temple on an adaptive reuse project. She will be going back out to Montana in June 2022 to plan and install exhibits within the temple on the seventeen different ethnic groups that formed the foundations of the city of Butte. Her thesis involves a study of these seventeen different community groups and their interpretation inside the Temple. Her interests are in Historic Archaeology, Cemetery Preservation, and Modern Genocide Study.
The Dorothy Williams Potter Scholarship in Historic Preservation supports M.A. and Ph.D. students who serve as graduate assistants at the MTSU Center for Historic Preservation. The scholarship was established in honor of Mrs. Dorothy Williams Potter, Honorary State President of the Tennessee Society Colonial Dames, for her service to the Society in state and national offices. The first scholarship award was granted in 1995 and grants have been awarded annually thereafter.
Donors who wish to support the scholarship can do so through the online giving page.