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June

Now - September 04, 2015
Monday–Friday, now–September 4, 2015, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Eudora Welty Education and Visitors Center. Inspired by Welty’s comment that “learning stamps you with its moments” the exhibit examines pivotal moments of learning in her life, both inside and outside the state from Davis Grammar School in Jackson where Welty began her formal education to her graduate studies at Columbia University School of Business in New York City. For more information or to schedule school groups call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

July

July 01, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series and the Margaret Walker Centennial celebration, Robert Luckett will present “Margaret Walker In her Own Words.” For more information email info@mdah.state.ms.us or call 601-576-6998.

July 01, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 3:30–4:30 p.m. at the Manship House Museum. Children in grades K–3 are invited to listen to a reading of The Elves and the Shoemaker by the Brothers Grimm and then make an elf hat. Reservations required. For more information call 601-961-4724 or email info@manshiphouse.com.

July 07, 2015 - October 04, 2015

Our Hall of Fame Spotlight for this quarter will be Ellen S. Woodward, who became the second woman to serve in the Mississippi Legislature, when she was elected to complete her deceased husband’s term in 1925. She was later selected by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to serve as administrator of the Works Progress Administration in 1935. For more information call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

July 08, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, Peggy Prenshaw, Fred C. Frey Professor of Southern Studies Emerita at Louisiana State University and Millsaps College Humanities Scholar-in-Residence, will present “Ellen Douglas: A Writer of the Modern South.” For more information email info@mdah.state.ms.us or call 601-576-6998.

July 08, 2015

Wednesday, July 8, 3:30–4:30 p.m. at the Manship House Museum. Children in grades K–3 are invited to listen to a reading of The Hare and the Hedgehog by the Brothers Grimm and then make a pinecone hedgehog. Reservations required. For more information call 601-961-4724 or email info@manshiphouse.com.

July 09, 2015
Thursday, July 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 13, 2015 - July 17, 2015

Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 17, 2015. From mounds to modern Mississippi, rising 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students will discover how Mississippi became the wonderful and diverse place it is today. Activities will include crafts, tours, and more at the Old Capitol Museum, the Manship House Museum, and the State Capitol. Download registration form here (PDF). Registration deadline is Thursday, July 2, 2015. For more information email outreachprograms@mdah.state.ms.us or call 601-576-6800.

July 14, 2015

Tuesday­–Thursday, July 14–16, 9 a.m.–noon at Historic Jefferson College. Children ages 7-9 will learn about nature through observation and fun, hands-on crafts. Cost is $35, pre-registration is required. For more information call 601-442-2901 or email info@historicjeffersoncollege.com.

July 14, 2015 - July 17, 2015

Tuesday–Friday, July 14–17, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Children will learn about Native American culture through arts and crafts and special presentations. Activities include pottery making, beading, face painting, storytelling, headband making, hand-rattle construction, as well as archery. Registration for individuals or groups is required ahead of time. Admission is free. For more information or to register, please call 662-334-4684.

July 14, 2015 - November 15, 2015

July 14–November 15 at the Old Capitol Museum. Featuring photographs taken by Mississippi State University architecture students, this exhibit highlights unique modernist architecture from around the state. A response to new technologies like concrete, steel, and glass, modernist architecture arose in Europe in the early twentieth century and spread to the United States by the 1930s. Typically rejecting classical ornament and emphasizing volume, geometry, and exposed structure, it was popular in Mississippi from the 1930s through the 1970s. For more information email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com or call 601-576-6920.

July 15, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, 3:30–4:30 p.m. at the Manship House Museum. Children in grades K–3 are invited to listen to a reading of The Bremen Town Musicians by the Brothers Grimm and then make a musical instrument. Reservations required. For more information call 601-961-4724 or email info@manshiphouse.com.

July 15, 2015

Wednesday, July 15, noon-1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, Suzanne Marrs will discuss her new book Meanwhile There Are Letters: The Correspondence of Eudora Welty and Ross Macdonald. Sales and signing to follow. For more information email info@mdah.state.ms.us or call 601-576-6998.

July 16, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 1 p.m. in the Charlotte Capers Building in Jackson. The Mississippi Historic Preservation Professional Review Board will meet to consider nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. The meeting is open to the public. For more information call 601-576-6850.

July 21, 2015
Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 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 22, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, Jones County Junior College professor of American history James Kelly will present “The Free State of Jones.” For more information email info@mdah.state.ms.us or call 601-576-6998.

July 22, 2015

Wednesday, July 22, 3:30–4:30 p.m. at the Manship House Museum. Children in grades K–3 are invited to listen to a reading of The Three Little Pigs and then make a house from various materials for the "wolf" to attempt to blow down. Reservations required. For more information call 601-961-4724 or email info@manshiphouse.com.

July 29, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 3:30–4:30 p.m. at the Manship House Museum. Children in grades K–3 are invited to listen to a reading of Rapunzel by the Brothers Grimm and then make a castle tower and Rapunzel figures. Reservations required. For more information call 601-961-4724 or email info@manshiphouse.com.

July 31, 2015
Friday, July 31, 9:30 a.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building in Jackson. The Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will hold its regular quarterly meeting. For more information call 601-576-6850.

August

August 05, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, author Akinyele Umoja will discuss his book, We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement. Umoja is the chair of the Department of African-American Studies at Georgia State University. For more information email info@mdah.state.ms.us or call 601-576-6998.

August 12, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, journalist and author Barbara Gauntt will discuss her book Samuel M. Gore: Blessed with Tired Hands. For more information email info@mdah.state.ms.us or call 601-576-6998.

August 13, 2015
Thursday, August 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.

August 26, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, noon–1 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. As part of the History Is Lunch series, former Mississippi Governor and RNC chairman Haley Barbour will discuss his book America’s Great Storm: Leading through Hurricane Katrina. For more information email info@mdah.state.ms.us or call 601-576-6998.

September

September 10, 2015
Thursday, September 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.

October

October 06, 2015 - January 03, 2016

Our Hall of Fame Spotlight for this quarter will be Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner, whose notable works such as The Sound and the Fury, Absalom, Absalom, and As I Lay Dying, provided the world with some of the greatest writings in American literature. For more information call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

October 08, 2015
Thursday, October 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 08, 2015

Thursday, October 8, 9 a.m. - noon. Teams from selected high schools compete in a scholar’s bowl contest. This day-long quiz competition will test students’ knowledge of government and Mississippi history as teams compete to become Old Capitol Bowl champions. Registration is required. For more information, call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

October 20, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 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 24, 2015

As part of Archaeology Month, the annual Mississippi Archaeology Expo will be held on the Old Capitol Green and feature educational activities for all ages. Professional archaeologists will share their skills and knowledge, and visitors can observe fl intknapping, and artifact displays, ground-penetrating radar demonstrations and a mock archaeological dig. Other highlights include face painting, bracelet making, pendant coloring, ceramic making, and atlatl throwing. The event is free. For more information, call 601-576-6944 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

October 29, 2015

Meet with key figures who helped shape the history of the Old Capitol and Mississippi. Details to come. For more information, call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

November

November 12, 2015
Thursday, November 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.

November 19, 2015
Thursday, November 19, 1 p.m. in the Charlotte Capers Building in Jackson. The Mississippi Historic Preservation Professional Review Board will meet to consider nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. The meeting is open to the public. For more information call 601-576-6850.

December

December 10, 2015
Thursday, December 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.