Director's Note

A reenactor speaks with a family at Present Meets PastIt is a cliche for sure, but the Old Capitol does have something for everyone in October! How long has it been since you have seen our most famous attraction? It will be back on display the entire month with The Mummy Returns!

How about an academic scholar's bowl competition? Eight high schools compete to be Old Capitol Bowl champions on October 2. Do you love architecture? You have just a few weeks left to see Monuments to Democracy: The Fifty State Capitols, our temporary exhibit which closes on October 11.

Are flintknapping, Native American dancing, and artifact displays more your style? Then come to the Old Capitol Green for the annual Archaeology Expo on October 18. How about debates on the importance of political party affiliation? The Old Capitol Museum hosts the Secretary of State's To Party or Not to Party program on October 23 where students debate the impact of party affiliation on effective government.

Do you wish you could meet important historical figures from the past? Join us on October 30 for our big living history program Present Meets Past where ten characters will roam the halls, telling their stores and answering your questions. Check our calendar of events for details and we hope to see you in October!