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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!”: 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.

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.

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. Moments of Learning in the Life of a Writer.  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. Submission Opening for Scholastic Writing Awards. 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, call Lee Anne Bryan at 601-354- 5210. 

October

October 01, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, noon–1 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. As part of the History Is Lunch series author Curtis Wilkie will discuss his book Assassins, Eccentrics, Politicians, and Other Persons of Interest: Fifty Pieces from the Road. Book sales and signing to follow. For more information call 601-576-6998.

October 01, 2014 - October 31, 2014

October 1-31 at the Old Capitol Museum.  The Mummy Returns. 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. Miss-Lou Mask Making Contest & Exhibit. The competition features imaginative masks made by Mississippi and Louisiana students of all ages. Mask categories include animal, deity, best overall mask, and more. 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 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 04, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Mock Dig. 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.

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 11, 2014

Saturday, October 11, 1–2 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Speaker Series 2014. Archaeologist Sam Brookes will present "Interesting Aspects of Mississippi Prehistory." For more information call 662-334-4684.

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 17, 2014

Friday, October 17, 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.

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 18, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 1–2 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Popcorn and a Movie. Watch the film Cahokia: Ancient Metropolis. The film will explore the legacy of this Native American city with the largest earthworks in North America. Popcorn will be provided. For more information call 662-334-4684.

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.

Now - October 23, 2014

Wednesday and Thursday, October 22–23, 9 a.m.–noon at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. 27th Annual Student Days. 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. 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. 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 25, 2014

Saturday, October 25, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Artifact Identification. 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.  Native American Days 2014. 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.  On stage will be the Cherokee Historical Association of Cherokee, the Native American Cultural Exchange-Apache, and the Southern Pine Singers. Representatives from the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and the Southern Traditional Archery Association will also be present.  Saturday, November 1, entertainment starts at 11 a.m. on stage and Choctaw youth ages 14–17  will play a demonstration stickball game at 1 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are accepted.  For more information call 662-334-4684.

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 12, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, 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. As part of the History Is Lunch series, 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. Christmas 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. Winter Holidays. 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. Years of Yuletide: Christmas in Jackson. This exhibit highlights various Jackson Christmas traditions with selected artifacts and photos. For more information call 601-576-6920.

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 05, 2014

Friday, December 5, 4:30–8:30 p.m. Old Jackson Christmas by Candlelight Tour. 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. Sounds of the Season. 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 05, 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 10, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, noon at the Old Capitol Museum. Statehood Day. 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. Sounds of the Season. 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. Submission for Scholastic Writing Awards. 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.