Present Meets Past at Old Capitol Museum

History comes to life after hours with the third annual Present Meets Past: Voices from Mississippi History at the Old Capitol Museum on Thursday, October 27, 5–8 p.m.  Walk the halls of the historic building and learn about life and politics in nineteenth century as living history performers portray Mississippians from the past.

“This is our third year to host “Present Meets Past” and we think this year will be bigger and better than ever,” said Old Capitol Museum director Clay Williams.  “We have over ten characters who are eager to share their stories. This is a program you don’t want to miss.”

Visitors will meet a young girl attending the State Fair, as well as prominent historical figures including Hiram Revels, the first African American to serve in the United States Senate; Piety Smith Hadley, the inspiration for the 1839 bill “for the protection and preservation of the rights and property of married women;” and Theodore Link, architect of the new State Capitol.

The performers will remain in character throughout the evening, and visitors are invited to ask questions and interact with them. For more information call 601-576-6920 or see

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