Events Around the State
Beginning Tuesday, May 11, the Manship House Museum, Jackson, will don
Summer Dress, when the museum exhibits the Victorian practice of preparing
the home for the heat, insects, and dirt of the summer months. Tours are free
of charge, but reservations are required for groups of ten or more. For reservations
or information, call 601/ 961-4724.
Capitol Museum, Jackson
from the Past, a free workshop for ages five to twelve, will be held on
Saturday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum of Mississippi
History, Jackson. Participants will make traditional German crafts on the Old
Some People of That Place: Getting Organized in Holmes County, Mississippi, 1963-1967,
a traveling exhibit, will hang from Tuesday, June 1, through Sunday, August
1, at the Old Capitol Museum of Mississippi History, Jackson. Minnesotan Sue
Sojourner and her husband lived and worked as civil rights organizers in Holmes
County 1963-1967. This traveling exhibit is built around her primary documents
and photographs from that era. For more information call 601/ 576-6920.
Native American Warfare, a discussion
on the techniques, strategy, and weapons used by Native Americans in times of
war, will be held Thursday, May 20, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Winterville Mounds
Museum, Greenville. The session is free of charge. For information call 662/334-4684.
slain civil rights workers Schwerner, Chaney, and Goodman June 20, Mt. Zion Church,
Longdale. For more information, contact chairman John
Steele at 925/473-0922.
Mississippi Hills Heritage Area Conference will be held Thursday, June 10, and
Friday, June 11, 2004, with day one in Oxford. Carroll Van West, director of the
Tennessee National Civil War Heritage Area, will be among featured speakers on
Monday. The second day of the conference will be held at historic Blue Mountain
College and will feature a "concept-plan" workshop. The conference fee is $45
and includes five sessions on Thursday, a mixer Thursday night, and the Friday
workshop (workshop only is $10.) For more information on the conference, please
contact Kent Bain at 662/ 287-4006.
National Park Service's Save America's Treasures 2004 grant program
invests in the preservation of our nation's most significant cultural treasures.
Grants are awarded for preservation and/or conservation work in amounts from $50,000
to $1 million to conserve collections, and from $250,000 to $1 million for historic
property and sites projects. All the awards must be matched 1:1. Guidelines, applications,
and information can be found on the National Park Service Web
site. The deadline for applications is May 19, 2004. For general
information contact Kimber Craine at the
President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities at 202/ 682-5661.
Towns may apply
for special designation as a Preserve America community, recognizing those that
protect and celebrate their heritage, use their historic assets for economic development
and community revitalization, and encourage people to experience and appreciate
local historical resources through education and heritage tourism programs. The
deadline for applications is June 1, 2004. For more information, visit www.preserveamerica.gov/communities.html
or call 202/588-6444.
Hattiesburg, Pascagoula, and Port Gibson were recognized in ceremonies March 18
as the first Preserve America communities in Mississippi.
Rivers Catalog Published
A catalog to the Two Rivers Unleashed exhibit currently showing at the
Old Capitol Museum has been compiled by exhibit curators Clay Williams and Mike
Bunn and is available at the Old Capitol Shop. Two Rivers Unleashed examines the
1927 Mississippi River flood and the 1979 Pearl River flood and flood control
measures that have developed in response. The book contains selected text and
many photographs from the exhibit. Copies are $5 each. To order, call the shop
at 601/ 576-6921.
Rights Records To Be Digitized
federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has funded a $463,322
National Leadership Grant for Libraries for the Mississippi Digital Library Program,
Mississippi's first attempt to establish a collaborative digital library program.
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) Libraries will direct the grant,
which is a partnership among MDAH, USM, Delta State University, Jackson State
University, Tougaloo College, and the University of Mississippi. The project will
create research-quality digital collections of letters, diaries, photographs,
state and organizational records, oral histories, and other primary sources to
provide first-hand documentation of the African American civil rights movement.
in May 9 for the CBS Sunday News Hour feature on the Eudora Welty House garden:
8:30-9:00 a.m. central time.