Events at MDAH
Capitol Museum of Mississippi History, Jackson
part of Archaeology Month events, the Old Capitol Museum offers "Demo Dig
2002: Can You Dig It?" on Wednesday, October 1, through Friday, October 3. A demonstration
archaeology dig will be conducted for grades four through six every hour on the
hour from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Teachers may make reservations by calling 601/ 576-6920.
Click here for a
complete list of Archaeology Month events around the state.
Jefferson College, Washington
"Pioneer Days," Wednesday, October 22, and Thursday, October 23, local
and regional third-grade classes will learn about pioneer skills and activities.
and regional storytellers tell their best ghost stories around a bonfire at "Ghost
Tales Around the Campfire," on Friday, October 24, at sundown (about 6 p.m.).
Bring blankets or chairs. Free admission.
Civil War-Era Baseball Games will be played on Saturday, November 1, from
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Re-enactors will play baseball using 1850s rules, with the games
featuring the Carriage Hill Farm Clodbusters against the Natchez Democrats. Free
admission. For more information on HJC events, call 601/ 442-2901.
On October 11, 2003, from 1 to 3 p.m., Dr.
Jeffrey Mitchem, Arkansas Archeological Survey, Parkin Archeological State Park,
will talk about archeology at the Parkin site in a lecture, "Rediscovering
Casqui: Excavations at Parkin in the 1990s." Free.
Tang will teach a basket weaving class on November 1, 2003, from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Pre-registration by October 10 is required. There is a $20.00 fee for
Friday and Saturday, November 7-8, 2003-from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday and 1 to 4 p.m.
Saturday-James Jackson will teach pottery-making. The pottery will be kiln-fired.
There is a $20.00 fee for materials. Call 662/334-4484.
House Museum, Jackson
Visitors to the Manships
in Mourning exhibit will see how homes were prepared for the Victorian
rituals of mourning. The exhibit, running Tuesday, October 14, through Saturday,
November 8, at the Manship House Museum, is free of charge, but reservations are
required for groups of ten or more. Call 601/ 961-4724.
Dr. Carroll Ball of Jackson, immediate past governor general, Order of the First
Families of Mississippi, presents a check from the Order of the First Families
for $4,000 to MDAH. The funds will be used to purchase a microfilm reader/scanner
for staff and public use at Historic Jefferson College, Washington. Carroll Ball,
left, with Jim Barnett, director, Historic Properties, MDAH, and Elbert R. Hilliard,
genealogical author and lecturer John Philip Colletta will give two presentations
at the Great Delta Bear Affair Saturday, October 18, 2003 in Rolling Fork. The
first will explain the first steps in tracing your family tree; the second will
share his first experiences as a New Yorker conducting research in the Mississippi
Delta. Colletta will also sign copies of his two books. For information, call
Civil War History
Civil War Preservation Trust offers a two-week Civil War curriculum, a poster
and essay contest, and a Civil War teachers' institute. The curriculum, designed
for grades five, eight, and eleven, is available online. Students grades four
through twelve may enter the poster and essay contest. Complete guidelines and
curriculum are available
online or call 888/ 606-1400, extension 204.
Forum October 30-November 2
theme of this year's Columbus Decorative Arts and Preservation Forum and Antiques
Show and Sale is "19th Century America and the Cult of Japan." A Japanese wood
and strings puppet performance will be a highlight, along with nationally known
speakers. For more details, call 800 /920-3533.
Antiques Forum November 5-7
of historic homes and Antique Row, scholarly lectures, and special events are
all part of the Pilgrimage Garden Club's Antiques Forum, November 5-7, in Natchez.
For details, please visit their web
site or call 877/ 442-9796.
Williams Fest October 9-11
11th Annual Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival in Clarksdale focuses
on two of Williams's one-act plays and the film Baby Doll. Performances,
presentations, porch plays, and gourmet dinners are traditional parts of the festival.
Writer Kenneth Holditch will open the festival, and participants will be offered
a field trip down U.S. 1, the famous River Road. For more information, call 662/
Place Called Raymond
October 11: lunch and noon concert, tour of homes 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Call Friends
of Raymond, 601/ 857-8942, or visit their web
The Year of the Blues
PBS Specials Sept. 28-Oct.
dedication of the William F. Winter Archives and History Building will be held
on Friday, November 7, at 1: 30 p.m. Mark your calendars now.|