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August 01, 2014

The 2014 Eudora Welty Research Fellowship has been awarded to Jacob Agner, a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Mississippi. Agner will use the $2,000 fellowship to cover expenses incurred while working with the Eudora Welty Collection at MDAH, where he will explore the influence of film noir on Welty’s short stories, particularly “The Demonstrators.”

July 24, 2014

A veteran of the Civil Rights Movement and founder of the Freedom School in Belzoni will be the featured speaker at a free program that will also feature presentations on the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum now under construction in Jackson and the collections of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

July 01, 2014

A popular grant program for preservation projects has received additional funding. The 2014 Mississippi legislature allocated $2.1 million for competitive grants in the tenth round of the Community Heritage Preservation Grant Program, which helps preserve, restore, rehabilitate, and interpret historic courthouses and schools.

June 13, 2014

In lieu of the annual Historic Preservation Boot Camp, MDAH is planning a series of training sessions this summer in Pascagoula, Starkville, Natchez, and Leland.

June 02, 2014

H.T. Holmes, director of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History since 2005, has announced his plan to retire in early 2015.