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April

Now - August 18, 2014

February 25-August 18, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Eudora Welty Education and Visitors Center.  Understanding the Medusa: Myth and Fairytale in the Fiction of Eudora Welty.  The exhibit will examine the influence of myth and fairytale in Eudora Welty's life and fiction, with emphasis on the myth of Perseus and Medusa and the fairytale “The Robber Bridegroom.”  The exhibit will feature artist Barry Moser’s illustrations of Welty’s novel The Robber Bridegroom, and excerpts from her correspondence and manuscripts, including the short story collection The Golden Apples.  For more information call 601-353-7762.

April 23, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, author Ellen Ann Fentress will present "Reporting on the Reporter: The Bill Minor Project." For more information call 601-576-6998.

April 25, 2014

Friday, April 25, 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.

April 30, 2014

Wednesday, April 30, noon–1 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. As part of the History Is Lunch series, MDAH historians Amanda Lyons and Will Morgan will present "Dutch Fliers, Part Three." For more information call 601-576-6998.

May

May 07, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, noon–1 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. As part of the History Is Lunch series, MDAH historian Jeff Giambrone will present "To Die by the Flag Rather than Disgrace It: Black Mississippians Who Served in the Union Army during the Civil War." For more information call 601-576-6998.

May 08, 2014

Thursday, May 8, 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.

May 14, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, Delta Renaissance director Sade Turnipseed will present "The Legacy of the Cotton Pickers of the South." For more information call 601-576-6998.

May 17, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 9 a.m.5 p.m. at Historic Jefferson College. Big Yam Potatoes Old Time Music Concert and Fiddle Contest. Old-time musicians from all over Mississippi gather for a day of performances, and talented fiddlers young and old compete in the fiddle contest. For more information call 601-442-2901 or email Jefferson College.

May 21, 2014

Wednesday, May 21, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, MDAH volunteer staff coordinator Elizabeth Coleman will discuss the varied roles of volunteers at MDAH sites. For more information call 601-576-6998.

May 31, 2014

Saturday, May 31, 2–3 p.m. at Historic Jefferson College. EXPLORE! Drawing with Shapes. Students ages 7­–9 will learn to see the circles, squares, and triangles that make up an animal and use the shapes draw their own creature. Cost is $10 and pre-registration is required by Thursday, May 29. For more information call 601-442-2901 or email Jefferson College.

June

June 02, 2014

Monday, June 2, noon–1 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Medgar Wiley Evers Lecture Series. Director of the Freedom Summer Project and Algebra Project founder Dr. Robert Moses will open the exhibit “Stand Up!”: Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964 with a discussion of this pivotal time in the Civil Rights Movement. This program was made possible by major support from the Mississippi Humanities Council through its Cora Norman Lecture Fund. For more information call 601-576-6850.

June 02, 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!”: Mississippi Freedom Summer of 1964. The exhibit will examine the courage, violence, and promise of the “long, hot summer.” In 1964 hundreds of white volunteers from the North joined with local African Americans to register voters, conduct Freedom Schools, and promote civil rights. Drawing on photographs, artifacts, documents, and film footage from the MDAH collection, the exhibit will examine the people, places, and events of the Mississippi Summer Project, its challenges and its successes. For more information, call 601-576-6850.

June 05, 2014

Thursdays, June 5–26, 3–4 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Summer Storytime. The Eudora Welty House and Lemuria Bookstore are teaming up to inspire and entertain young readers. Each Thursday children in grades K-4 will hear a story and make a related craft. For more information or to make your reservation, call 601-353-7762.

June 10, 2014

Tuesday–Thursday, June 10–12, 9 a.m.–noon at Historic Jefferson College. Naturalist Camp. Children ages 10-12 will get a close up look at insects, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, bugs, and plants through hands-on projects and observation in the field. Cost is $35, pre-registration is required.  For more information call 601-442-2901 or email Jefferson College.

June 12, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 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.

June 14, 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2–3 p.m. at Historic Jefferson College. EXPLORE! Birds of a Feather. Students ages 7­–9 will learn to recognize several different types of common Mississippi birds from their songs and colors.  Activities will include making a bird feeder with peanut butter. Cost is $10 and pre-registration is required by Thursday, June 12. For more information call 601-442-2901 or email Jefferson College.

June 16, 2014

June 16–20, 9 a.m.–noon at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. Discovery Week. Play stickball, learn about flint-knapping and pottery, walk nature trails, play games, and make crafts. For ages seven to ten; $40 fee includes all supplies. For more information or reservations, call 601-446-6502 or email info@natchezgrandvillage.com.

June 23, 2014

June 23–27, 10 a.m.–noon at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. Little Discovery Week. Play stickball, learn about flint-knapping and pottery, walk nature trails, play games, and make crafts. For ages five to six; $20 fee includes all supplies. For more information or reservations, call 601-446-6502 or email info@natchezgrandvillage.com.

June 24, 2014

Tuesday–Thursday, June 24-26, 1–4 p.m. at Historic Jefferson College. Frontier Survival Camp. Children ages 10-14 will learn hands-on skills needed by frontiersmen (and women) to survive the wilds of Mississippi in the 18th & 19th centuries, including archery, hunting, tanning hides, map and compass reading and more.  Cost is $35 and pre-registration is required.  For more information call 601-442-2901 or email Jefferson College.

July

July 09, 2014

Wednesday–Friday, July 9–11, 8 a.m.–noon at Historic Jefferson College. Civil War Adventure Camp. Young Civil War enthusiasts ages 8-12 are encouraged to sign up for a unique look at the Civil War from a soldier’s point of view.  Boys and girls will learn how to drill and parade, get a black powder rifle demonstration, and learn about the gear necessary for survival while in the military.  Cost is $35, pre-registration is required.  For more information call 601-442-2901 or email Jefferson College.

July 10, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 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.

July 14, 2014

July 14–18, 8:30 a.m.–noon at the Old Capitol Museum. Mississippi Inspectors: Architectural Detectives. Rising 4th, 5th, and 6th graders learn about the architecture of Jackson as they visit and explore the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion, Old Capitol Museum, Eudora Welty House and Garden, and state capitol. Registration is $50. Pre-registration required. For more information call 601-576-6800.

July 15, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 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 15, 2014

Tuesday–Thursday, July 15–17, 9 a.m.–noon at Historic Jefferson College. Junior Naturalist Camp. Children ages 7-9 will learn about local wildlife through hands-on arts and crafts projects and observation in the field. Cost is $35, pre-registration is required.  For more information call 601-442-2901 or email Jefferson College.

July 17, 2014

Thursday, July 17, 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.

July 18, 2014

Friday, July 18, 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.

August

August 14, 2014

Thursday, August 14, 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.

September

September 11, 2014

Thursday, September 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.

October

October 09, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 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.

October 21, 2014

Tuesday, October 21, 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 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.

November

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.

December

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.