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January

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 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.

January 31, 2015
Saturday, January 31, 1 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Winterville Mounds Speaker Series. Archaeologist Evan Peacock will present “A Strange and Wonderful Gift: Linking Archaeology and Nature Conservation in the Mississippi Delta.” Peacock is a professor of archaeology at the Cobb Institute for Archaeology at Mississippi State University. For more information call 334-4684 or email wmounds@mdah.state.ms.us.

January 31, 2015
Saturday, January 31, 2–4 p.m. at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. Eleventh Moon Storytelling. Local and regional storytellers spin tales about Native Americans and nature. Of interest to ages eight to adult. Free of charge. For more information call 601-446-6502 or email info@natchezgrandvillage.com.

February

February 03, 2015
February 3, 6–7:30 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. The Black Codes to Brown vs. Board of Education. Tougaloo College assistant professor of history Daphne Chamberlain will present "You are the Generation of Integration:" Youths and the Early Mississippi Movement and University of Southern Mississippi history professor Max Grivno will present From Slave to Citizens: Black Political Mobilization in Mississippi, 1861-1876 in the House Chamber where legislators enacted the 1865 Black Codes to limit the rights of the newly freed slaves. For more information call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

February 04, 2015

Wednesday, February 4, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, playwright Carole Cannon and actor Jasmine Rivera will present scenes from the one-woman play The Women of Farish Street. For more information call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.state.ms.us.

February 05, 2015

Tuesday, February 5, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Face to Face with History. School groups come face to face with key figures who helped shape the history of the Old Capitol and the state of Mississippi. Reservations are required. For more information or to book this special tour, call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

February 10, 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 6 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. The Old Capitol Museum will host this free New Stage Theatre touring production that uses words and songs to chronicle the Montgomery bus boycott, the Nashville lunch counter sit-ins, and the Freedom Rides. For more information contact Maura Johnson at 601-576-6923 or mjohnson@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

February 11, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, Pearl McHaney will discuss her book A Tyrannous Eye: Eudora Welty’s Nonfiction and Photographs. Book sales and signing to follow. For more information call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.state.ms.us.

February 11, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the Eudora Welty Education and Visitors Center. Reception and Book Signing. Welty scholar Pearl McHaney will sign copies of her book A Tyrannous Eye: Eudora Welty’s Nonfiction and Photographs. Books will be available for purchase. This event is co-sponsored by the Eudora Welty Foundation, Millsaps College, Book Friends of the University Press of Mississippi, and the Jackson Friends of the Library. This program is made possible by support from the Mississippi Humanities Council. For more information call 601-353-7762.

February 14, 2015

Saturday, February 14, 1 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Valentine’s Day at Winterville Mounds. Join us for a brief introduction to courtship (kasbi), love (holitobi), and marriage (auaya) traditions in Mississippi’s Native American past followed by Valentine crafts for the family. Children will also receive cards and a coloring book. Refreshments will be served. For more information call 662-334-4684 or email wmounds@mdah.state.ms.us.

February 18, 2015

Wednesday, February 18, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, Rick Cleveland will talk about people profiled in his book Mississippi’s Greatest Athletes. Book sales and signing to follow. For more information call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.state.ms.us.

February 20, 2015

Friday, February 20, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Welty Teachers Workshop. Welty Scholar-in-Residence Suzanne Marrs and retired professor of English Austin Wilson, both of Millsaps College, will lead this annual workshop and compare Eudora Welty’s “The Wanderers” and James Joyce’s “The Dead.” For more information call 601-353-7762 or email lbryan@eudoraweltyhouse.com

February 21, 2015
Saturday, February 21, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Natchez Convention Center. Spring Social Studies Teachers Workshop. This new annual conference for educators will approach the state’s history thematically and travel the state annually. This year’s theme will examine the role women have played in Mississippi’s history from politics and activism to the arts and education. Registration is $40 and includes a .5 CEU credit is issued through Mississippi College to those attending all workshop programs. Registration deadline is February 13, 2015. For more information email outreachprograms@mdah.state.ms.us or call 601-576-6800. Download the Spring 2015 Social Studies Teachers Workshop brochure and registration form (PDF).

February 25, 2015

Wednesday, February 25, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, historian Clarence Hunter will present “Three Chaplains,” a program about influential staff at Tougaloo College. For more information call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.state.ms.us.

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. Sister Act: Margaret Walker and Eudora Welty. 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.

April

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.