Upcoming Calendar of Old Capitol Museum
Wednesday, September 17, noon–1 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. As part of the History Is Lunch series, Old Capitol Museum historian Michael Stoll will present “Monuments to Democracy: The 50 State Capitols.” For more information call 601-576-6998.
Thursday, October 2, at the Old Capitol Museum. The Old Capitol Bowl. Teams from selected high schools compete in a scholar’s bowl contest. The quiz competition tests 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.
Wednesday, October 8, noon–1 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. As part of the History Is Lunch series, civil rights leader Edwin King will talk about his book, Mississippi: Behind the Scenes of Freedom Summer. Book sales and signing to follow. For more information call 601-576-6998.
Saturday, October 18, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Mississippi Archaeology Expo. Celebrate Mississippi Archaeology month with demonstrations of archaeological techniques and other fun and educational activities including flintknapping, a “live” Civil War camp, and artifact displays. The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will demonstrate Native American traditional dancing, basket weaving, storytelling, stickball, and crafts. Other highlights include face painting, bracelet making, pendant coloring, ceramic making, and atlatl throwing. The event is free. For more information, please call 601-576-6944.
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. Present Meets Past. 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. For more information call 601-576-6800.