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June

June 02, 2014 - October 31, 2014
June 2–October 31, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. “Stand Up!”: The exhibit will examine the courage, violence, and promise of the “long, hot summer.”

October

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.

September

September 15, 2014 - December 17, 2014
Now–Wednesday, December 17, at the Eudora Welty Education and Visitors Center. This competition is open to 7th through 12th grades statewide for public, private, and home school students.

October

October 01, 2014 - October 31, 2014
October 1-31 at the Old Capitol Museum. The famous “mummy” returns to the Old Capitol Museum for the month of October. For more information call 601-576-6920.

October 01, 2014 - May 01, 2015
October 1, 2014– May 1, 2015, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. The competition features imaginative masks made by Mississippi and Louisiana students of all ages. Teachers are invited to submit student masks beginning October 1. Masks will be added to the ongoing public exhibit as received. Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Exhibit runs through May 1, 2015. For more information call 601-446-6502 or email info@natchezgrandvillage.com.

October 22, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. Jackson native Tim Whitsett - musician, music publisher, songwriter, producer, and author - will talk about his international career in music.

October 22, 2014 - October 23, 2014
Wednesday and Thursday, October 22–23, 9 a.m.–noon at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. Third through fifth grade students will learn about flint knapping, French colonial survivor skills, and traditional Native American homes, tools, and weapons. Free admission. Reservations required. Reservation deadline is October 15. For more information call 601-446-6502 or email info@natchezgrandvillage.com.

October 23, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 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.

October 25, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. at Historic Jefferson College. The African American experience during the Civil War in Natchez is told with the help of reenactors, both military and civilian, and with various historical displays. For more information, contact Mr. Boxley at 601-442-4719 or forksyaroads@aol.com.

October 25, 2014
Winterville Mounds archaeologist Mark Dingeldein and other MDAH archaeologists will be on hand to determine the age, origin, and function of artifacts. For more information call 662-334-4684.

October 29, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, noon–1 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. As part of the History Is Lunch series, Old Capitol Museum staff present a preview of the upcoming program, "Present Meets Past." For more information call 601-576-6998.

October 29, 2014 - November 01, 2014
Wednesday–Saturday, October 29–November 1, from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Meet Native American members of the Choctaw, Seminole, Cherokee, and Houma Nations and experience traditional music, dance, and storytelling. Activities will include Native American arts and crafts, games, food, singing, and primitive weapons.

October 30, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 5-8 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Come face-to-face with key figures who helped shape the history of the Old Capitol and the state of Mississippi. For more information call 601-576-6920.

October 30, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Historic Jefferson College. Families are invited out to HJC to hear (not too) spooky tales around the bonfire at 6:30 p.m. After the ghost tales, people are invited to participate in an after-dark, Halloween-themed rubber duck hunt. Bring a chair or blanket and a flashlight. Free of charge, and you get to keep the ducks. For more information call 601-442-2901.

November

November 07, 2014
Friday, November 7, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. “Turn of the Century Mississippi” is the theme of the annual Social Studies Teachers Workshop. Scholars and professionals explore the theme and present ways it can be taught in the classroom. Lesson plans for grades 4–6 and 7–12 are included. A half CEU credit is available through Mississippi College. Registration cost is $40 and deadline is October 31. For more information call 601-576-6800.

November 08, 2014
Saturday–Sunday, November 8­–9, at Historic Jefferson College. Reenactors from around the south gather to recreate Wirt Adams' raid into Natchez. The public is welcome to attend and watch the festivities as both "Yankees" and "Rebs" reenact the battle in the “bowl.” There’ll be plenty of cannons and black-powder muskets firing, cavalry galloping and infantry advancing! For more information call 601-442-2901.

November 12, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. Deborah Thomas, digital projects coordinator for the National Digital Newspaper Project at the Library of Congress, will present Chronicling America, a project to digitize America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922. For more information call 601-576-6998.

November 13, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 9 a.m. at the Charlotte Capers Building, 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, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. Author Carolyn J. Brown will discuss her book Song of My Life: A Biography of Margaret Walker, from University Press of Mississippi. For more information call 601-576-6998.

December

December 02, 2014 - December 19, 2014
December 2–19 at the Governor’s Mansion. The historic section of the Governor’s Mansion features traditional holiday decorations using seasonal greenery. Free guided tours are offered Tuesday through Friday, 9:30 to 11 a.m. on the half-hour. (Closed weekends and Mondays.) Reservations must be made in advance for groups of ten or more. The Governor’s Mansion will be closed for tours from Tuesday, December 23, through Monday, January 5, 2015. The Mansion may be closed at other times during the month for official state functions. To confirm the availability of the Mansion for tours or for information, call 601-359-6421.

December 02, 2014 - December 31, 2014
December 2–24 and 29–31 at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. Enjoy the model trains of Possum Ridge and period toys and Christmas trees. Exhibit open Mondays, noon–4:30; Tuesday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Group tours of ten or more are available by reservation Tuesdays–Fridays, December 2–19. For more information or to make a reservation, call 601-576-6800.

December 02, 2014 - December 31, 2014
December 2–31 at the Old Capitol Museum. This exhibit highlights various Jackson Christmas traditions with selected artifacts and photos. For more information call 601-576-6920.

December 03, 2014
Friday, December 5, 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 regular quarterly meeting. For more information call 601-576-6850.

December 04, 2014
December 4–30 at Historic Jefferson College. Local school groups and home educators adopt Christmas trees and decorate them for class projects. For more information call 601-442-2901.

December 05, 2014
Friday, December 5, 4:30–8:30 p.m. This popular annual event features traditional seasonal decorations at the Eudora Welty House and Garden, Governor’s Mansion, Manship House Museum, and Old Capitol Museum. The train town of Possum Ridge and the historic Christmas trees exhibit in the William F. Winter Archives and History Building will also be on the tour. For more information, call 601-576-6800.

December 05, 2014
December 5, 12, and 13, noon at the Old Capitol Museum. Enjoy local choirs in the Old Capitol Museum’s rotunda on selected Fridays and Saturdays. Hinds Community College Choir will perform on Friday, December 5; Scotland Baptist Church on Friday, December 12; and Mississippi Young Singers on Saturday, December 13. For more information call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

December 10, 2014
Wednesday, December 10, noon at the Old Capitol Museum. Celebrate Mississippi’s 197th birthday with the annual statehood day address. Reception to follow. For more information call 601-576-6920.

December 11, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 9 a.m. at the Charlotte Capers Building, 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 12, 2014
December 12 and 13, noon at the Old Capitol Museum. Enjoy local choirs in the Old Capitol Museum’s rotunda on selected Fridays and Saturdays. Scotland Baptist Church will perform on Friday, December 12, and Mississippi Young Singers on Saturday, December 13. For more information call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

December 13, 2014
Saturday, December 13, noon at the Old Capitol Museum. Sounds of the Season. Enjoy the final choir performance in this annual holiday series when the choir from Scotland Baptist Church performs in the Old Capitol Museum’s rotunda. For more information call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

December 17, 2014
Now–Wednesday, December 17, at the Eudora Welty Education and Visitors Center. This competition is open to 7th through 12th grades statewide for public, private, and home school students. The regional competition is hosted by the partnership between the Eudora Welty Foundation and the Eudora Welty House, and is made possible through a grant from the C Spire Foundation. Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 17. Submissions must be registered online at www.artandwriting.org and mailed or delivered to the Education and Visitors Center. For more information, 601-353-7762.

January

January 20, 2015
Tuesday, January 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.

April

April 21, 2015
Tuesday, April 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

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.

October

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.