Upcoming Calendar of Old Capitol Museum
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.
Thursday, October 30, 5-8 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. 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.
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. To register, print the schedule and registration form here (PDF) or call 601-576-6800.
Cary, Mississippi, May 1, 1927, ten days after the flood
The coming of the twentieth century saw great changes throughout the state—social, economic, and industrial. Mississippi’s constitution was rewritten and adopted in 1890 to codify the privileges of white men and institutionalize the impediments to women and African American citizens. The United States and Mississippi were drawn into a world war. Natural disaster ravaged the fertile Delta counties. And a new, native art form was born in the blues.
Scheduled are political analyst Jere Nash, “The 1890 Constitution and the Rise of Jim Crow Mississippi”; Mississippi Armed Forces Museum director Chad Daniels, “Mississippi in WWI”; University of Southern Mississippi associate professor Pamela Tyler, “Woman Suffrage in Mississippi”; MDAH outreach programs coordinator Claire Gwaltney, “1927 Mississippi Flood Lesson”; and Mississippi Arts Commission arts education director Charlotte Smelser, “Blues in Mississippi Curriculum.” Attendees may also choose one of the following: State Capitol curator Brenda Davis, “Mississippi’s State Capitol”; MDAH reference librarian De’Niecechsi Layton, “Genealogy in the Classroom”; and University of Southern Mississippi associate professor Deanne Nuwer, “Watering Places along the Mississippi Gulf Coast: The Roaring 1920s.”
The Social Studies Teachers Workshop is sponsored by Mississippi Department of Archives and History in conjunction with the Mississippi College School of Continuing Education, Mississippi Department of Education, and Mississippi Historical Society. For more information call 601-576-6800.
December 2–31 at the Old Capitol Museum. This exhibit highlights various Jackson Christmas traditions with selected artifacts and photos. For more information call 601-576-6920.
Friday, December 5, 4:30–8:30 p.m. 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 5, 12, and 13, noon at the Old Capitol Museum. 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 email@example.com.
Wednesday, December 10, noon at the Old Capitol Museum. Celebrate Mississippi’s 197th birthday with the annual statehood day address. Reception to follow. For more information call 601-576-6920.
December 12 and 13, noon at the Old Capitol Museum. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.