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August

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.

Now - October 04, 2015

July 7 - October 24 at the Old Capitol Museum. 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.

Now - 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.

September

September 01, 2015

September 1–December 1, Monday thru Saturday, 9 a.m. –5 p.m., and Sundays, 1:30–5 p.m., at Winterville Mounds. The traveling exhibit examines Spain’s role in the exploration of “La Florida” and the New World with a focus on the Soto expedition in Mississippi and interaction between the Spaniards and the Native Americans from 1539 to 1543. For more information call 662-334-4684 or email info@wintervillemounds.com.

September 02, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 at the William F. Winter Archives Building - Mabel Pittman will present "Central United Methodist Church in Jackson: Its First Hundred Years." For more information email info@mdah.state.ms.us or call 601-576-6998.

September 09, 2015

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at the William F. Winter Archives Building - Robert Luckett will present "Joe T. Patterson and the White South's Dilemma: Evolving Resistance to Black Advancement." For more information email info@mdah.state.ms.us or call 601-576-6998.

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.

September 16, 2015

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at the William F. Winter Archives Building - Alysia Steele, author of Delta Jewels: In Search of my Grandmother’s Wisdom, will present “Delta Jewels and the Power of Oral History.” Sales and signing to follow. For more information email info@mdah.state.ms.us or call 601-576-6998.

September 16, 2015

Wednesday, September 16, at the Eudora Welty Education and Visitors Center. Students in grades 7-12 from public, private, and home schools in all 82 counties in Mississippi are invited to submit original works in ten categories. The regional competition is hosted by the partnership between the Eudora Welty Foundation and the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16. Registration is $5 per individual entry and $20 per portfolio entry. Fee waivers are available. Submissions must be registered online at www.artandwriting.org and copies mailed or delivered to the Education and Visitors Center. For more information, call Lee Anne Bryan at 601-354- 5210.

September 23, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at the William F. Winter Archives Building - Retired judge and law professor Gordon A. Martin Jr. will discuss his book Count Them One by One: Black Mississippians Fighting for the Right to Vote. Sales and signing to follow. For more information email info@mdah.state.ms.us or call 601-576-6998.

September 30, 2015

Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at the William F. Winter Archives Building - Bruce Levingston, Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Artist in Residence at the University of Mississippi, will discuss his book Bright Fields: The Mastery of Marie Hull, about the Mississippi painter. Sales and signing to follow. For more information email info@mdah.state.ms.us or call 601-576-6998.

October

October 01, 2015

October 1–November 1 at the Old Capitol Museum. The famous “Mummy” returns again to greet her adoring fans during the month of October. For more information, call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

October 03, 2015

Saturday, October 3, 1–3 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Young and old are invited to participate in a mock excavation at the mounds to learn about archaeological techniques. No experience necessary and tools are provided. Staff archaeologist Mark Dingeldein will demonstrate the scientific methods involved in a controlled excavation. To register or for more information call 601-334-4684 or email info@wintervillemounds.com.

October 06, 2015

October 6–January 2016 at the Old Capitol Museum. 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. - 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 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 10, 2015

Saturday, October 10, 1–4 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Winterville Mounds archaeologist Mark Dingeldein and other MDAH archaeologists will be on hand to determine the age, origin, and function of artifacts. The public is encouraged to bring their private artifact collections for identification For more information call 662-334-4684 or email info@wintervillemounds.com.

October 14, 2015

Wednesday–Thursday, October 14–15, 8:30 a.m. –noon at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. School children from Mississippi and Louisiana schools will learn about the local Native Americans and French Colonists who once resided in southwest Mississippi through hands on demonstrations and unique educational opportunities. This event is free to all school groups but space is limited. For more information call 601-446-6502 or email banderson@mdah.state.ms.us.

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

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum - 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 25, 2015

Sunday, October 25, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. One day concert featuring Americana and Roots Music performed by six acts. Local cuisine and art vendors will also be on hand. The event is open to the public and the cost of entry is $5 per adult and $3 per child. Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended. For more information call 601-446-6502 or email info@natchezgrandvillage.com.

October 28, 2015

Wednesday–Friday, October 28–30, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Native American Days 2015 will feature Native American arts and crafts, storytelling, games, food, dancing, singing, primitive weapons and children’s activities. At the festival, meet Native American members of the Chickasaw of Oklahoma, Southern Pine Singers-Choctaw, Native American Cultural Exchange and Houma Nations. Representatives from the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and the Southern Traditional Archery Association will also be present. This year will include the first ever night-time event, a “NA Days Bonfire.” Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information call 662-334-4684 or email info@wintervillemounds.com.

October 29, 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Artist and author Barry Moser will read from his new autobiography, We Were Brothers. Moser created five wood-block prints depicting Welty at different stages of her life. The final print was released in December 2014 and are available in the gift shop. A reception will follow. Lemuria Books will be on-site with books for sale. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

October 29, 2015

Thursday, October 29, 6 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. As part of Native American Days 2015, pan-tribal participants will do storytelling, dancing, chanting and drumming around the campfire. Food vendors will be open serving Indian tacos, buffalo burgers, buffalo sausages, corn, hot tamales, fish and much more. Admission is free. For more information call 662-334-4684 or email info@wintervillemounds.com.

October 29, 2015

Thursday, October 29, 6:30-9 p.m. at Historic Jefferson College. Families are invited out to listen to (not too scary) ghost tales, related by local story tellers, while gathered around a blazing bonfire. Afterwards, children can search the grounds and buildings for rubber ducks, which they get to keep. Families should bring a blanket, flashlight, and bag. There is no charge for this program. For more information, call 601-442-2901 or email info@historicjeffersoncollege.com.

October 29, 2015

Thursday, October 29, 5-8 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Meet key figures who helped shape the history of the Old Capitol and Mississippi. For more information, call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

November

November 05, 2015

Thursday, November 5, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. The Mississippi Council for the Social Studies’ annual conference will focus on “Social Studies in Mississippi: College, Career, and Civic Life” and include field trips to Jackson-area historic sites. For more information, visit www.mcss.org.msstate.edu/.

November 06, 2015

Friday, November 6, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. “Hardship, Conflict, and Change: Mississippi 1930–1954” 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 30. For more information call 601-576-6800.

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 14, 2015

Saturday–Sunday, November 14–15, all day, battle at 2 p.m. 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 or email info@historicjeffersoncollege.com.

November 17, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House - Tom Piazza, former Visiting Chair of Southern Studies at Millsaps College, and author of Devil Sent the Rain, will read from his latest book, A Free State. Copies will be available for purchase through Lemuria Books at the Eudora Welty House, and a reception will follow. For more information, email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

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.