Stephen CresswellHistory is Lunch: A Brown Bag Lecture Series

The popular History is Lunch series of educational lectures began in 2006. Lectures take place on scheduled Wednesdays from noon-1 p.m. on the first floor of the William F. Winter Archives and History Building, at the corner of North and Amite streets. Each lecture covers a topic relating to Mississippi history, life, arts and culture. The series is free and open to the public. The Winter building is fully accessible to people with disabilities.

Names of Musicians, etc.You may bring your own lunch. Coffee and water are provided. To receive email updates on upcoming presentations or for more information, email

History Is Lunch 2011 Schedule

January 5: at the Old Capitol Museum. Vintage rocker Andy Anderson talks about his new book, Memoirs of the Original Rolling Stones.

January 12: MDAH historic preservationist Jennifer Baughn shows images of and discusses Mississippi's Rosenwald schools and "equalization period" schools.

January 19: Historian Walter G. Howell talks about dueling, including the most celebrated duel of Clinton, Mississippi.

January 26: Mississippi Film Commission manager Ward Emling talks about Mississippi in the movies.

February 9: Freedom Rider Fred C. Clark, Sr. of Jackson will share memories of his experiences, as part of this year's 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides.

February 23: Oxford author Neil White will talk about his books In the Sanctuary of Outcasts: A Memoir and Mississippians.

March 2: Historian William Parrish talks about responses of southern governors to civilians during the Civil War.

March 9: Show and tell with museum division staff as they present their favorite artifacts from MDAH collection.

March 16: Professor and coordinator of the Congressional Collection for MSU Libraries Michael Ballard discusses his new book The Civil War in Mississippi: Major Campaigns and Battles.

March 23: former secretary of state Dick Molpus talks about the restored buildings of the lumber camp at Bonhomie, near Hattiesburg, as well as adaptive reuse of historic buildings in Jackson.

April 6: Robert Luckett, director of the Margaret Walker Alexander Center at JSU, talks about the life and work of Margaret Walker Alexander.

May 18: Retired FBI agent Avery Rollins presents "The FBI Oral History Program in Mississippi."

June 1: Welty biographer Suzanne Marrs talks about her new book What There Is to Say We Have Said: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and William Maxwell.

June 15: at the Old Capitol Museum. Charles Evers recalls the life of his brother, Medgar Evers.

October 5: Historic preservation staff members share their favorite archaeological artifacts in honor of archaeology month.

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