Events: Powwow, Lady's School, More
Saturday, March 27, and Sunday, March 28, at the Grand Village of the Natchez
Indians, Natchez, the annual Natchez Powwow will include Native American dancing,
food, and crafts. For more information, call 601/446-6502.
American Women Seminar
Saturday, March 6, 1 to 3 p.m. at the Winterville Mounds Museum, Greenville,
a seminar about Native American Women and their contributions to our culture and
history. Free of charge. For more information call 662/ 334-4684.
On Friday, March 12, and Saturday, March
13, at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, reenactors recreate scenes
of French Colonialists and Native Americans at the March 11, 1700, landing of
Iberville at Natchez, the smoking of the peace calumet, and the establishment
of friendly relations prior to the construction of Fort Rosalie in 1716. Free
of charge. For more information call 601/ 446-6502.
Military College Foundation Reunion
On Friday, March 12, and Saturday, March 13, members of the Jefferson Military
College Foundation will gather at Historic Jefferson College, Washington, for
their annual reunion. For more information call 601/ 442-2901.
School of Instruction
On Friday, March 19, through Sunday,
March 21, women can attend classes on period dress and preparations for participating
in Civil War reenactments at Historic Jefferson College, Washington. Pre-registration
is required. For more information call Amy Clark, 601/ 857-0023.
On Tuesday, March 23, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Winterville
Mounds Museum, Greenville, participants will discuss the importance of journals
in history and will create personal journals. Free of charge. For more information
call 662/ 334-4684.
Q. C. Lamar House To Be Restored
January 29 the Oxford-Lafayette County Heritage Foundation became the owner of
the Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar home. The 1850s house, a National Historic
Landmark, has been in disrepair for some time, and the Foundation is developing
a plan for the restoration. The state provided the funds for acquisition-$425,000-
through Round III of its Community Heritage Preservation Grants, and the Foundation
has received a federal grant of over $300,000 for the restoration. Stella Gray
Bryant Sykes, formerly director of the Mississippi Heritage Trust, is serving
as the Foundation's consultant on the project.
most antebellum southern leaders, L. Q. C. Lamar participated actively in national
affairs both before and after the Civil War, and he is prominently identified
with the politics of each era. Lamar resigned from the U.S. Congress in January
1861 and wrote the Mississippi Secession Ordinance that same month. He served
as an officer in the Confederate Army. After the war Lamar reentered public life,
serving in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, as secretary of the interior,
and as associate justice of the Supreme Court. He made his home in the single-storied,
white frame house in Oxford from about 1868 to 1888. Studies are under way to
determine the best means of restoration.
on The Glass Menagerie
Glass Menagerie opened at the Civic Theatre in Chicago in December 1944. In
celebration of the sixtieth anniversary of the opening, the Historic New Orleans
Collection is mounting the exhibit Reflections on The Glass Menagerie.
Drawn from the Fred W. Todd Tennessee Williams Collection, the exhibition explores
the production history of the play and examines the real events that inspired
it and the effect that the play's success had on Williams's life.
the photographs, manuscripts, and ephemera displayed is the diary of Edwina Dakin
Williams, Tennessee's mother. His experiences, reflected in the diary, form the
basis of the play. This small but important exhibition will run from March 22
through June 30, 2004 at the Williams Research Center, 410 Chartre Street. The
Historic New Orleans Collection is located at 533 Royal Street in the French Quarter.
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. For more information,
see the website.