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January

January 05, 2016 - April 06, 2016
January 5–April 6 at the Old Capitol Museum. Luminaries & Legends: Hall of Fame Spotlight-Lawrence C. Jones. This quarter’s exhibit will feature the founder of The Piney Woods School, the historically black boarding school founded in 1909 in Rankin County, Mississippi. What started with just a few donations and community support has grown into a 60-acre, self-sufficient campus that continues to serve over 300 students each year continuing Dr. Jones’ legacy.

February

Now - June 11, 2016
Monday–Friday, January 19–June 11, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. at Eudora Welty Education and Visitors Center. Other Places. This special exhibit features a selection of eleven photographs taken by Eudora Welty during her travels to New Orleans and New York City between 1936 and 1939. Curated by Patti Carr Black, Welty friend and former MDAH Museum Division director, the original exhibit premiered at the Old Capitol Museum in 1995 and included twenty images that showcase the wide-ranging dimensions of Welty’s photographic work. A second exhibit presenting the remaining ten images will follow in mid-June and run through the end of the year. For more information call 601-353-7762.

February 13, 2016
Saturday, February 13, 1 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Valentine’s Day at Winterville Mounds. Join us for a brief introduction to courtship (kasbi), love (holitobi), and marriage (auaya) traditions in Mississippi’s Native American past followed by Valentine crafts for the family. Children will also receive cards and a coloring book. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 662-334-4684.

February 16, 2016
Tuesday, February 16, 6–7:30 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Black Codes to Brown v. Board of Education. Pamela Junior, director of the Smith Robertson Museum, and Jennifer Baughn, chief architectural historian at MDAH, will discuss the history of education and school buildings and their influence on the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi. For more information call 601-576-6920.

February 17, 2016
Wednesday, February 17, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, Clay Williams will present “The End of Spanish Rule and Beginning of Mississippi Territory.” For more information call 601-576-6998.

February 18, 2016
Thursday, February 18, 9 a.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building, Jackson. The Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will hold a monthly teleconference meeting. For more information call 601-576-6850.

February 18, 2016
Thursday, February 18, noon at the Old Capitol Museum. Fanfare for the Arts. As part of the Mississippi Chambre Music Guild Fanfare Festival, the Gaudete Brass Quintet, Jim Hill High School Choir, and student instrumentalists from the metro area will perform. Mayor Tony Yarber, restaurateur Jeff Good, Mississippi Arts Commission executive director Tom Pearson, and Visit Mississippi creative economy program manager Lisa Potts will speak. For more information call 601-594-2902.

February 19, 2016

Friday, February 19, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at Murrah Hall 200, Millsaps College. Annual Welty Teachers Workshop. Celebrate the centennial of the Pulitzer Prize and Welty’s 1973 fiction prize for her novel The Optimist’s Daughter. Educators will leave with ideas for teaching Welty and other Pulitzer Prize-winning Mississippians, including Tennessee Williams and Natasha Trethewey, in the classroom. A tour of the Eudora Welty House and Garden will follow the workshop.  Cost is $45 and includes lunch. A half CEU credit is available through Millsaps College. Click here for registration. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email Isabel Gray at igray@mdah.state.ms.us.

February 24, 2016
Wednesday, February 24, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, C. Douglas Inglis will present “Colonial Mississippi in Spanish Archives.” For more information call 601-576-6998.

March

March 10, 2016
Thursday, March 10, 9 a.m. at the Charlotte Capers Building in Jackson. The Permit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Department of Archives and History will hold its regular monthly meeting in the second-floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Katherine Anderson at 601-576-6850.

March 17, 2016
Thursday, March 17, 9 a.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building, Jackson. The Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will hold a monthly teleconference meeting. For more information call 601-576-6850.

February

Now - March 20, 2016

March 19–20, Saturday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. and Sunday, noon–5 p.m. at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. 28th Annual Natchez Powwow. This two-day Southern Plains style Powwow will feature contemporary American Indian music and dance.  Highlights of the event include Intertribal dancing, Gourd dancing, native foods and art.  Tickets are $5 per adult and $3 per child.   For more information call 601-446-6502 or email info@natchezgrandvillage.com

March

March 21, 2016

Monday, March 21, 7–9 p.m. at Historic Jefferson College. Pioneer Skills Today: Animal Tracks. Learn how to identify animal tracks commonly found in Mississippi and make a plaster cast. A track booklet is included. This is the first of four classes in a quarterly series for adults that teaches survival skills used by pioneers and modern techniques utilized today. Pre-registration required. $20 fee per program.  For more information or to register call 601-442-2901 or email info@historicjeffersoncollege.com.

April

April 15, 2016
Friday, April 15, 9:30 a.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building, Jackson. The Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will hold its quarterly meeting. For more information call 601-576-6850.

April 19, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 10:30 a.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and HistoryBuilding, Jackson. The Local Government Records Committee will hold its regular quarterly meeting in the third floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information call 601-576-6894.

April 21, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 10 a.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and HistoryBuilding, Jackson. The State Records Committee will hold its regular quarterly meeting in the third floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information call 601-576-6811.

April 21, 2016
Thursday, April 21, 2 p.m. at the Charlotte Capers Building in Jackson. The Permit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Department of Archives and History will hold its regular monthly meeting in the second-floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Katherine Anderson at 601-576-6850.

May

May 12, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 9 a.m. at the Charlotte Capers Building in Jackson. The Permit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Department of Archives and History will hold its regular monthly meeting in the second-floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Katherine Anderson at 601-576-6850.

June

June 09, 2016
Thursday, June 9, 9 a.m. at the Charlotte Capers Building in Jackson. The Permit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Department of Archives and History will hold its regular monthly meeting in the second-floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Katherine Anderson at 601-576-6850.

July

July 14, 2016
Thursday, July 14, 9 a.m. at the Charlotte Capers Building in Jackson. The Permit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Department of Archives and History will hold its regular monthly meeting in the second-floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Katherine Anderson at 601-576-6850.

July 15, 2016
Friday, July 15, 9:30 a.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and HistoryBuilding, Jackson. The Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will hold its quarterly meeting. For more information call 601-576-6850.

July 19, 2016
Tuesday, July 19, 10:30 a.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building, Jackson. The Local Government Records Committee will hold its regular quarterly meeting in the third floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information call 601-576-6894.

July 21, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 10 a.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and HistoryBuilding, Jackson. The State Records Committee will hold its regular quarterly meeting in the third floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information call 601-576-6811.

August

August 11, 2016
Thursday, August 11, 9 a.m. at the Charlotte Capers Building in Jackson. The Permit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Department of Archives and History will hold its regular monthly meeting in the second-floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Katherine Anderson at 601-576-6850.

September

September 08, 2016
Thursday, September 8, 9 a.m. at the Charlotte Capers Building in Jackson. The Permit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Department of Archives and History will hold its regular monthly meeting in the second-floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Katherine Anderson at 601-576-6850.

October

October 13, 2016
Thursday, October 13, 9 a.m. at the Charlotte Capers Building in Jackson. The Permit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Department of Archives and History will hold its regular monthly meeting in the second-floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Katherine Anderson at 601-576-6850.

October 18, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 10:30 a.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building, Jackson. The Local Government Records Committee will hold its regular quarterly meeting in the third floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information call 601-576-6894.

October 20, 2016
Thursday, October 20, 10 a.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building, Jackson. The State Records Committee will hold its regular quarterly meeting in the third floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information call 601-576-6811.

November

November 10, 2016
Thursday, November 10, 9 a.m. at the Charlotte Capers Building in Jackson. The Permit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Department of Archives and History will hold its regular monthly meeting in the second-floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Katherine Anderson at 601-576-6850.

December

December 08, 2016
Thursday, December 8, 9 a.m. at the Charlotte Capers Building in Jackson. The Permit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Department of Archives and History will hold its regular monthly meeting in the second-floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Katherine Anderson at 601-576-6850.