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September 04, 2013

Bring your family heirlooms or flea market finds and learn about their historical significance at Personal Treasures, September 13–15 at the Old Capitol Museum. Special sessions held at noon on Friday; 9 a.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. on Sunday will give more in-depth explanations about textile conservation, care of a historic home, and donating personal items for long term preservation.

August 29, 2013

On noon on Wednesday, September 4, as part of the History Is Lunch series at the Old Capitol Museum, the Honorable William F. Winter will discuss the Civil War governors of Mississippi, John Jones Pettus (1859-1863) and Charles Clark (1863-1865).

August 21, 2013

On noon on Wednesday, August 28, as part of the History Is Lunch series at the Old Capitol Museum, Parker Hills will talk about commemorative art in the Vicksburg National Military Park. He is the author of Vicksburg: Art of Commemoration, which explores the symbolism behind the art and architecture of the monuments and memorials in Vicksburg National Military Park.

August 20, 2013

On noon on Wednesday, August 21, as part of the History Is Lunch series at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building, author Steve Yates will read from his new book, Some Kinds of Love: Stories.

July 31, 2013

The 2014 meeting of the Mississippi Historical Society will be held March 6-8, 2014, in Jackson. Every year the Mississippi Historical Society awards prizes for outstanding work in interpreting, teaching, and preserving Mississippi history. Nominations are now being accepted for the following awards: