A MDAH Publication | Volume 43 No. 11 | November 2001
Open House Nov. 11
annual Old Capitol Museum Holiday Open House will be held on Sunday, November
11, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., and will
feature Christmas Stories from Mississippi, a new book published by University
Press of Mississippi. Editors Judy H. Tucker and Charline R. McCord will be on
hand to sign copies. First-edition copies of the book have been signed by illustrator
Wyatt Waters, who will be unable to attend. The Open House offers visitors a sampling
of the state's folk art, crafts, and books by Mississippians and about Mississippi.
Enjoy the Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra in concert at 2 p.m. For more information,
call 601/ 359-6920.
Teachers Examine Post-Civil War Era
At the Eighteenth Annual Social Studies Teachers Workshop on Friday, November 2, at the Old Capitol Museum, Jackson, teachers from all over the state examined the post-Civil War period of Mississippi's history. Each year over 200 teachers register for the Teachers Workshop, one of the Department's most popular and successful outreach programs. At the workshop, historians described the Reconstruction period (1865-76) and the years of rebuilding (1876-1900) as the state began the difficult task of economic recovery. Reconstruction politics, Chinese immigration, daily life, women's roles, and the establishment of an all-black community are among the topics discussed. Lesson plans and classroom applications are offered by veteran social studies teachers. CEU credit for the workshop is coordinated through Mississippi College, according to Lucy Allen, educational programs administrator.
Mississippi Heritage Trust Invites Entries
Mississippi Heritage Trust has announced a call for entries for the bi-annual Mississippi Heritage Awards. The awards, to be presented April 27, 2002, at the Grand Opera House, Meridian, honor individuals, organizations, businesses, agencies, or projects involving historic preservation in Mississippi.
For an entry form, criteria and categories, and general requirements, please call MHT, 601/ 354-0220. MHT, a non-profit organization established in 1992, works with local preservation groups as well as statewide and national organizations.
Mississippi Historical Society Seeks Award Nominations
The Missississippi Historical Society is seeking submissions for the following awards, to be presented at the Society's annual meeting February 28-March 2, 2002, in Hattiesburg. To request a nomination form, please call MHS at 601/ 359-6850.
The John K. Bettersworth Award is given annually to an outstanding teacher of middle school or high school history in Mississippi. The winning teacher receives a $100 cash award and is invited as the Society's guest to attend the MHS annual meeting. The award honors the memory of Dr. Bettersworth, the distinguished historian and author who served as professor and administrator at Mississippi State University for almost forty years. He also served as MHS president and as a longtime member of the MDAH Board of Trustees. The deadline is December 1.
The James T. Dawson Award is presented annually as merited to a local government in Mississippi with an exemplary records management program. A local government eligible for the award may be a municipality, a county, or a school district. The award memorializes James T. Dawson, who established the Lauderdale County Department of Archives and History and played an integral role in the establishment of a records management program in Lauderdale County. The deadline is December 1.
The Glover Moore Prize, carrying a $300 cash award, is awarded annually if merited to the author of the best master's thesis on a topic in Mississippi history completed during the previous year. The prize honors Dr. Glover Moore, a professor of history at Mississippi State University and a longtime member of the Mississippi Historical Society. Submit four copies of the thesis to Glover Moore Prize by December 1 to address listed below.
The Franklin L. Riley Prize is awarded bi-annually to a doctoral dissertation on a topic in Mississippi history or biography, completed during 2000-2001. The prize honors Franklin L. Riley, former professor of history at the University of Mississippi and the MHS member most instrumental in the establishment of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Submit two copies to Riley Prize, MHS, P.O. Box 571, Jackson, MS 39205-0571 by December 1.
by the Mississippi Department of Archives
and History Elbert R. Hilliard, director Chrissy Wilson, editor