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May

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.

May 30, 2015
Saturday, May 30, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. at the Mary Ricks Thornton Cultural Center in Kosciusko. Join MDAH staff for a discussion of preservation successes and local treasures. Topics will highlight archaeology, the Mississippi State Capitol, and Kosciusko’s National Register properties, including the Mary Ricks Thornton Cultural Center.

June

June 03, 2015
Wednesday, June 3, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, Janice Tracy will discuss her book Mississippi Moonshine Politics. Sales and signing to follow. For more information call 601-576-6998.

June 04, 2015
Thursdays, June 4–25, 3–4 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Storytime on the Porch. Lemuria Bookstore and the Eudora Welty House and Garden are teaming up to inspire and entertain young readers. Each Thursday children pre-K–2nd grade will hear a classic story then make a related craft. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

June 04, 2015
Thursday, June 4, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. June Recital Remix: An Evening of Music and Dancing in Eudora's Garden. In conjunction with the Welty Biennial, the EWHG will host a dance party on the house grounds. The Session, a six piece jazz band will perform a variety big band songs that Welty loved interspersed with party reminiscences of Welty by scholar Suzanne Marrs. The Biennial is a twelve-week celebration of Eudora Welty’s literary and artistic talents and her impact on contemporary art and artists. For more information call 601-353-7762.

June 09, 2015
Tuesday­–Thursday, June 9–11, 9 a.m.–noon at Historic Jefferson College. Naturalist Camp. Children ages 10-12 will get a close up look at insects, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, bugs, and plants through hands-on projects and observation in the field. Cost is $35, pre-registration is required. For more information call 601-442-2901 or email info@historicjeffersoncollege.com.

June 09, 2015
Tuesday–Saturday, June 9–13, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Summer Fun Days. Children will learn about Native American culture through arts and crafts and special presentations. Activities include pottery making, beading, face painting, storytelling, headband making, hand-rattle construction, as well as archery. Registration for individuals or groups is required ahead of time. Admission is free. For more information or to register, please call 662-334-4684.

June 10, 2015
Wednesday, June 10, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, Clarence Hunter will present “The American Missionary Association and the Founding of Tougaloo College.” Rescheduled from February due to winter weather. For more information call 601-576-6998.

June 11, 2015
Thursday, June 11, 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.

June 11, 2015 - June 12, 2015
Thursday, June 11, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Friday, June 12, 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. Historic Preservation Boot Camp. The annual workshop is an introduction to historic preservation as well as a refresher course for those already involved in preservation.

June 16, 2015
Tuesday–Friday, June 16–19, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Summer Fun Days. Children will learn about Native American culture through arts and crafts and special presentations. Activities include pottery making, beading, face painting, storytelling, headband making, hand-rattle construction, as well as archery. Registration for individuals or groups is required ahead of time. Admission is free. For more information or to register, please call 662-334-4684.

June 17, 2015
Wednesday, June 17, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, Ronald Borne will talk about his book Troutmouth, The Two Careers of Hugh Clegg, a Mississippian who rose to leadership positions with the FBI (1926-54) and the University of Mississippi (1954-69). Sales and signing to follow. For more information call 601-576-6998.

June 23, 2015
Tuesday–Friday, June 23–26, 9–11 a.m. at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. Little Discovery Week. Children ages five to six will play Native American games, create small crafts, pottery, nature lessons, and stories. Cost is $20 and includes all supplies. For more information or reservations, call 601-446-6502 or email info@natchezgrandvillage.com.

June 23, 2015

Tuesday­–Thursday, June 23–25, 1–4 p.m. at Historic Jefferson College. Frontier Survival Camp. Children ages 10-14 will learn the basics of pioneer survival in the wilderness. Cost is $35. Registration and payment is required in advance. For more information, call 601-442-2901 or email info@historicjeffersoncollege.com.

June 24, 2015
Wednesday, June 24, noon–1 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. As part of the History Is Lunch series, architect Belinda Stewart will discuss the restoration of the historic Tallahatchie County Courthouse. For more information call 601-576-6998.

July

July 09, 2015
Thursday, July 9, 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.

July 13, 2015 - July 17, 2015

Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 17, 2015. From mounds to modern Mississippi, rising 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students will discover how Mississippi became the wonderful and diverse place it is today. Activities will include crafts, tours, and more at the Old Capitol Museum, the Manship House Museum, and the State Capitol. Download registration form here (PDF). Registration deadline is Thursday, July 2, 2015. For more information email outreachprograms@mdah.state.ms.us or call 601-576-6800.

July 14, 2015

Tuesday­–Thursday, July 14–16, 9 a.m.–noon at Historic Jefferson College. Naturalist Camp. Children ages 7-9 will learn about nature through observation and fun, hands-on crafts. Cost is $35, pre-registration is required. For more information call 601-442-2901 or email info@historicjeffersoncollege.com.

July 14, 2015 - July 17, 2015

Tuesday–Friday, July 14–17, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Children will learn about Native American culture through arts and crafts and special presentations. Activities include pottery making, beading, face painting, storytelling, headband making, hand-rattle construction, as well as archery. Registration for individuals or groups is required ahead of time. Admission is free. For more information or to register, please call 662-334-4684.

July 16, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 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.

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.

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 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.

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 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 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.

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.