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October

October 21, 2014

On Tuesday, October 21, opening day of the New Stage Theatre production "All the Way," the Old Capitol Museum will present The Legacy of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 at noon in the House of Representatives Chamber.

All the Way

Former governor William F. Winter and MacArthur Cotton, veteran of the Civil Rights Movement, will discuss the impact of this historic legislation, and Tougaloo College assistant professor of history Daphne Chamberlain will moderate the panel.

Learn more about "All the Way" here ...

October 29, 2014

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.

October 30, 2014

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.

November

November 07, 2014

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.

Social Studies Teachers Workshop

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

December 02, 2014 - December 31, 2014

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.

December 05, 2014

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 05, 2014

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 info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

December 10, 2014

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.

Mississippi Statehood Era Map

December 12, 2014

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 info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

December 13, 2014

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 info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.