Upcoming Calendar of Old Capitol Museum
Tuesday, December 10, noon–1 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Statehood Day. Celebrate Mississippi’s 196th birthday with the unveiling of the state’s bicentennial plans for 2017. Reception to follow. For more information call 601-576-6850.
Tuesday, January 7, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Celebrating 175 Years of History. Kick off the Old Capitol’s 175th birthday celebration with special activities, re-enactors, and tours. The event will begin a year-long contest where visitors vote for the most important event in the Old Capitol’s history. For more information call 601-576-6920.
Thursday, January 23, 5:30-8 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Mystery Happened Here: An Evening of Intrigue at the Old Capitol. Enjoy an evening of mystery and comedy with the Detectives Mystery Dinner Theater players as they attempt to solve a spectacular crime. Wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres reception to follow. Tickets required. For more information or tickets call 601-576-6920.
Thursday, January 30, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Face to Face with History. School groups come face to face with key figures who helped shape the history of the Old Capitol and the state of Mississippi. Reservations are required. For more information or to book this special tour, call 601-576-6920.
Thursday, February 6, at the Old Capitol Museum. Elementary Youth Legislature. The Old Capitol Museum will host the annual Elementary Youth Legislature. Students gain knowledge of our state’s political and legislative systems by participating in a mock legislative session. For more information, call 727-612-6984.
Thursday, February 20, 7:30 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. The Black Codes to Brown vs. Board of Education. Authors Jere Nash and Michael Williams will discuss the struggle for civil rights from 1865 to 1955 in the House Chamber where legislators enacted the 1865 Black Codes to limit the rights of the newly freed slaves. For more information call 601-576-6920.