The Old Capitol Museum continues its year-long celebration of its 175th birthday with a host of special events and programs over the next few months. On February 20 the museum hosts The Black Codes to Brown v. Board of Education. Every year this program will feature presentations addressing the tumultuous years of Mississippi history between the end of the Civil War and the beginning of the modern Civil Rights Movement. The program begins at 6 p.m. and will feature authors Jere Nash and Michael Williams presenting two informative lectures.
March is even busier with events to appeal to a wide variety of interests. Beginning that month student or adult groups can schedule our new architecture tour, It's All Greek (Revival) to Me! Please call for reservations. On Wednesdays in March, the museum hosts the popular History is Lunch program with topics relating to the building's 175 years of history. Starting on March 18 the museum will present a new temporary exhibit titled Monuments to Democracy: The State Capitols that provides an in-depth look at the capitol buildings of all fifty states, with special emphasis on their architecture and history. And finally, our year-long vote on which event is the most important in the building's fascinating history continues.
As usual, check our calendar of events to keep track of our latest program offerings or contact us for reservations or details.