Former Corinth museum director dies

Margaret Greene Rogers introduced many to history.
By Lena Mitchell
Daily Journal Corinth Bureau
CORINTH – Longtime Corinth museum director and Civil War book author Margaret Greene Rogers died Tuesday. She was 94.
A memorial service has been planned for 1:30 p.m. Sunday at McPeters Funeral Home.
Rogers, a retired elementary school teacher, became curator of the Northeast Mississippi Museum – now named the Crossroads Museum – in 1986 after she retired from the classroom. She served for 12 years until October 1998, when she retired for the second time.
An intense interest in local history and desire to share that enthusiasm with others prompted Rogers to author “Civil War Corinth 1861-1865.”
Kristy White followed Rogers as the museum’s director, where she continued until being appointed director of the Corinth Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau in October 2007.
“I started as a volunteer with Ms. Rogers on Sundays in 1997 when I was project director with Corinth Tourism,” White said. “She was my mentor, of course, but she’s also been my friend for over 10 years.”
Through the years White said Rogers retained her love for people, whether longtime acquaintances or people she’d just met.
“She always made people feel comfortable, and didn’t realize how many people she touched through her long tenure,” White said. “She was a very special person to me, both personally and professionally.”
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Lena Mitchell