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Now - 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 flintknapping, 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