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July

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.

July 07, 2015 - October 04, 2015

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.

July 14, 2015 - 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.

July 29, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 3:30–4:30 p.m. at the Manship House Museum. Children in grades K–3 are invited to listen to a reading of Rapunzel by the Brothers Grimm and then make a castle tower and Rapunzel figures. Reservations required. For more information call 601-961-4724 or email info@manshiphouse.com.

July 31, 2015
Friday, July 31, 9:30 a.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building in 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 05, 2015

Wednesday, August 5, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, author Akinyele Umoja will discuss his book, We Will Shoot Back: Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement. Umoja is the chair of the Department of African-American Studies at Georgia State University. For more information email info@mdah.state.ms.us or call 601-576-6998.

August 12, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, journalist and author Barbara Gauntt will discuss her book Samuel M. Gore: Blessed with Tired Hands. For more information email info@mdah.state.ms.us or call 601-576-6998.

August 13, 2015
Thursday, August 13, 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.

August 26, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, noon–1 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. As part of the History Is Lunch series, former Mississippi Governor and RNC chairman Haley Barbour will discuss his book America’s Great Storm: Leading through Hurricane Katrina. For more information email info@mdah.state.ms.us or call 601-576-6998.

September

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.

October

October 06, 2015 - January 03, 2016

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. 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 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 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

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 29, 2015

Meet with key figures who helped shape the history of the Old Capitol and Mississippi. Details to come. For more information, call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

November

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 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.