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October

October 01, 2015

October 1–November 1 at the Old Capitol Museum. The famous “Mummy” returns again to greet her adoring fans during the month of October. For more information, call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

October 06, 2015

October 6–January 2016 at the Old Capitol Museum. 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 info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

October 08, 2015

Thursday, October 8, 9 a.m.-noon at the Old Capitol Museum. 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 info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

October 24, 2015

Saturday, October 24, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum.  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, 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 info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

October 29, 2015

Thursday, October 29, 5-8 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum.  Meet key figures who helped shape the history of the Old Capitol and Mississippi. For more information, call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

November

November 05, 2015

Thursday, November 5, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. The Mississippi Council for the Social Studies’ annual conference will focus on “Social Studies in Mississippi: College, Career, and Civic Life” and include field trips to Jackson-area historic sites. For more information, visit www.mcss.org.msstate.edu/.

November 06, 2015

Friday, November 6, 8 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. “Hardship, Conflict, and Change: Mississippi 1930–1954” 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 30. For more information call 601-576-6800.