Fifty State Capitols Topic of Lecture - posted January 09, 2014
At noon on Wednesday, September 17, as part of the History Is Lunch Series, MDAH historian Michael Stoll will talk about the Old Capitol exhibit Monuments to Democracy: The 50 State Capitols.
The exhibit explores the capitol buildings of each state, in conjunction with the Old Capitol Museum's Monuments to Democracy exhibit. Stoll will relate behind-the-scenes anecdotes, little-known facts, and the significant histories of the statehouses.
Michael Stoll is a Historic Resources Specialist with the Old Capitol Museum. He is a 2006 graduate of Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia, where he received his B.A. in history.
This program will be held at the Old Capitol Museum.
September 24: Robert Blade will talk about his book Tupelo Man, a biography of newspaper publisher George McLean. Book sales and signing to follow.
October 1: Curtis Wilkie will talk about his book Assassins, Eccentrics, Politicians, and Other Persons of Interest: Fifty Pieces from the Road. Book sales and signing to follow. This program will be held at the Old Capitol Museum.
October 8: Civil rights movement leader Rev. Edwin King will talk about his book Mississippi: Behind the Scenes of Freedom Summer. Book sales and signing to follow. This program will be held at the Old Capitol Museum.
October 15: Archaeologist John O'Hear will talk about the Mississippi Mound Trail for Archaeology Month.
October 22: Jacksonian Tim Whitsett--musician, music publisher, songwriter, producer, and author--will talk about his international career in music.
October 29: Old Capitol Museum staff will present a preview of the program "Present Meets Past." This program will be held at the Old Capitol Museum.
November 5: Historian Walter Howell will talk about his new history of Clinton, Mississippi, Town and Gown.
November 12: Deborah Thomas, Library of Congress, will talk about "Chronicling America."
November 19: Carolyn J. Brown will talk about her book Song of My Life: A Biography of Margaret Walker.
For more information about any of these programs, contact the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.