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September 01, 2015

September 1–December 1, Monday thru Saturday, 9 a.m. –5 p.m., and Sundays, 1:30–5 p.m., at Winterville Mounds. The traveling exhibit examines Spain’s role in the exploration of “La Florida” and the New World with a focus on the Soto expedition in Mississippi and interaction between the Spaniards and the Native Americans from 1539 to 1543. For more information call 662-334-4684 or email


October 03, 2015

Saturday, October 3, 1–3 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Young and old are invited to participate in a mock excavation at the mounds to learn about archaeological techniques. No experience necessary and tools are provided. Staff archaeologist Mark Dingeldein will demonstrate the scientific methods involved in a controlled excavation. To register or for more information call 601-334-4684 or email

October 10, 2015

Saturday, October 10, 1–4 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Winterville Mounds archaeologist Mark Dingeldein and other MDAH archaeologists will be on hand to determine the age, origin, and function of artifacts. The public is encouraged to bring their private artifact collections for identification For more information call 662-334-4684 or email

October 28, 2015

Wednesday–Friday, October 28–30, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Native American Days 2015 will feature Native American arts and crafts, storytelling, games, food, dancing, singing, primitive weapons and children’s activities. At the festival, meet Native American members of the Chickasaw of Oklahoma, Southern Pine Singers-Choctaw, Native American Cultural Exchange and Houma Nations. Representatives from the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and the Southern Traditional Archery Association will also be present. This year will include the first ever night-time event, a “NA Days Bonfire.” Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information call 662-334-4684 or email

October 29, 2015

Thursday, October 29, 6 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. As part of Native American Days 2015, pan-tribal participants will do storytelling, dancing, chanting and drumming around the campfire.  Food vendors will be open serving Indian tacos, buffalo burgers, buffalo sausages, corn, hot tamales, fish and much more.  Admission is free. For more information call 662-334-4684 or email