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July

July 08, 2014 - October 05, 2014

July 8–October 5, Tuesday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sundays, 1–5 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum.  Pieces of the Past: Significant People. New temporary exhibit features artifacts relating to some of the most fascinating people from the Old Capitol’s past such as James Alcorn, Greenwood Leflore, and John Quitman. For more information call 601-576-6920.

September

September 03, 2014

Wednesday, September 3, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, Douglas Richardson will present “The Clinton Riot of 1875.” For more information call 601-576-6998.

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.

September 17, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, noon–1 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. As part of the History Is Lunch series, Old Capitol Museum historian Michael Stoll will present “Monuments to Democracy: The 50 State Capitols.” For more information call 601-576-6998.

September 24, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, author Robert Blade will discuss his book, Tupelo Man. For more information call 601-576-6998.

September 26, 2014

September 26, 29, and October 2, 5, 8, 11, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at Historic Jefferson College. Fall Pilgrimage. Historic Jefferson College will be on the Natchez Fall Pilgrimage. Visitors on who purchase Red Tour tickets from natchezpilgrimage.com will see both Historic Jefferson College and Sweet Auburn.  Tours are led by reenactors in period costume. For more information call 601-446-6631.

October

October 02, 2014

Thursday, October 2, at the Old Capitol Museum. The Old Capitol Bowl. Teams from selected high schools compete in a scholar’s bowl contest.  The quiz competition tests 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.

October 08, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, noon–1 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. As part of the History Is Lunch series, civil rights leader Edwin King will talk about his book, Mississippi: Behind the Scenes of Freedom Summer. Book sales and signing to follow. For more information call 601-576-6998.

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 15, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, archaeologist John O'Hear will discuss the Mississippi Mound Trail as part of Archaeology Month. For more information call 601-576-6998.

October 18, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Mississippi Archaeology Expo. Celebrate Mississippi Archaeology month with demonstrations of archaeological techniques and other fun and educational activities including flintknapping, a “live” Civil War camp, and artifact displays. The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will demonstrate Native American traditional dancing, basket weaving, storytelling, stickball, and crafts. Other highlights include face painting, bracelet making, pendant coloring, ceramic making, and atlatl throwing. The event is free. For more information, please call 601-576-6944.

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 22, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, Tim Whitsett--musician, music publisher, songwriter, producer, and author--will talk about his international career in music.

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. Black and Blue Civil War Living History. 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. Contact Mr. Boxley at 601-442-4719 or forksyaroads@aol.com

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 30, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 5-8 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Present Meets Past. 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. Ghost Tales Around the Campfire & Halloween Duck Hunt. 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. Wirt Adams Raid Into Natchez Civil War Reenactment. 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 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 04, 2014

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

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.