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Now - 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

Now - July 17, 2015

Time Travelers Kids' Camp 2015Monday–Friday, July 13–17.  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. 

Registration deadline is Thursday, July 2, 2015. Download registration form here (PDF).

For more information email or call 601-576-6800.

Now - 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.

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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 or call 601-576-6920.


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

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

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

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