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March

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.

Now - 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.

January

January 06, 2015 - April 05, 2015

January 6–April 5 at the Old Capitol Museum. Luminaries & Legends: Hall of Fame Spotlight-Dunbar Rowland. This new exhibit, which will feature a different distinguished Mississippi Hall of Fame member each quarter, spotlights Dunbar Rowland, the first director of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and founder of the Hall of Fame. For more information call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

March

March 04, 2015

Wednesday, March 4, noon–1 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. As part of the History Is Lunch series, Ulysses S. Grant Association executive director John Marszalek will present “The Civil War Ends and Reconstruction Begins in Mississippi.” For more information call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.state.ms.us.

March 05, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Eudora Welty Education and Visitors Center. In honor of Margaret Walker’s centennial, author Carolyn Brown will discuss the personal and literary relationships between Margaret Walker and Eudora Welty. Brown’s recent publications include Song of My Heart; a Biography of Margaret Walker and Daring Life: A Biography of Eudora Welty. This presentation is in collaboration with the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University. For more information call 601-353-7762.

March 11, 2015

Wednesday, March 11, noon–1 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. As part of the History Is Lunch series, author and political analyst Jere Nash will present “End of Construction: 1875 and the Most Infamous Campaign in Mississippi History.” For more information call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.state.ms.us.

March 18, 2015

Wednesday, March 18, noon–1 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. As part of the History Is Lunch series, Mississippi State University history professor K.C. Morrision will present “African American Political Participation in Mississippi Reconstruction." For more information call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.state.ms.us.

March 25, 2015

Wednesday, March 25, noon–1 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. As part of the History Is Lunch series, Stephen Middleton will present “The Politics of Expedience: Reconstruction and the Enfranchisement of African American Males in the South." For more information call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.state.ms.us.

March 31, 2015

Friday, March 31, 4:30 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Award-winning author Lee Smith will discuss and read from her novel Guests on Earth. Smith has written eleven books and four short story collections and received numerous awards including two O. Henry Awards and the Robert Penn Warren Prize for Fiction. Established to celebrate the act of reading, the Bettye Jolly Lecture Series is made possible by an endowment from Jolly’s book group, inspired by the Millsaps Great Topics Seminar led by Welty scholar Suzanne Marrs. The series is also in collaboration with Millsaps College and the Welty Foundation. For more information call 601-353-7762.

April

April 07, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 5 p.m. at the Eudora Welty Education and Visitors Center. Author Steve Yates will sign copies of his novel The Teeth of the Souls and a reading will follow. Books available for purchase. This event is part of an ongoing notable authors series in partnership with Lemuria Bookstore. For more information call (601) 353-7762.

April 10, 2015

Friday, April 10, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Free house and garden tours in honor of Welty’s birthday will be given at 9 and 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. Birthday cake and lemonade will be served on the side porch, and the First Presbyterian Day School Choir’s 6th Grade Honors Choir will perform at 10 a.m. A plant sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature a variety of perennial starts that were grown on the grounds. For more information or to reserve a tour, call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

April 18, 2015

Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Old Capitol. Gathering on the Green. Celebrate downtown Jackson with food, live music, crafts, and other festivities on the Old Capitol Green. For more information call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.coml.

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.