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September 14, 2018 | News Releases

Austen Film Series in the Welty Garden

Austenland, the 2013 movie starring Kerri Russell, will be the third and final installment in this year’s Austen in the Welty Garden film series on Friday, October 19. The romantic comedy is based on a 2007 novel by Shannon Hale about a single, young woman obsessed with Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice who travels to the Austen-themed park of the work’s title.

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September 17, 2018 | News Releases

Historic Preservation Division Director Chosen

A former college and university planning and facilities manager is the new director of the Historic Preservation Division of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Marlin King succeeds Jim Woodrick, who became the new MDAH deputy state historic preservation officer in August.

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August 21, 2018 | News Releases

Museums To Host Fall Teachers Workshop

The Two Mississippi Museums will host the thirty-third annual MDAH Social Studies Teachers Workshop, which will take place Friday, November 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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April 20, 2018 | News Releases

Grants Fund Preservation Projects

MDAH has awarded grants totaling more than $63,000 to ten preservation projects in Certified Local Government communities across the state. Amounts range from $1,250 for the development of an interactive website that interprets Boonville’s historic district to $12,500 to continue the rehabilitation of the Weinberg House in Greenville.

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April 26, 2018 | News Releases

"The Indianola Affair"

“Minnie Geddings Cox and the Indianola Affair, 1902-1904,” written by Shennette Garrett-Scott, an assistant professor of history and African American studies at the University of Mississippi, has been posted to the Mississippi History Now website.

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Online Resources

Online Catalog
Online Catalog

The online catalog allows users to browse the descriptions of most materials at the state archives—from books and manuscripts to photographs and newspapers. This can be an especially useful tool for out-of-town researchers, allowing them to compile a list of relevant resources before traveling to the archives to work on their projects.

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Digital Archives
Digital Archives
MDAH Digital Archives include electronic records received from government agencies and officials, donated and acquired electronic resources, digital copies of original materials from MDAH collections, including paper documents, photographs, maps, audio, and video.

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Education
Education

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History collects, preserves, and provides access to the archival resources of the state, administers museums and historic sites, and oversees statewide programs for historic preservation, government records management, and publications. The department’s public outreach includes exhibits, programs and publications for teachers and students.

From the Delta to Jackson to Natchez, the department offers a variety of opportunities for students of all ages to explore Mississippi’s rich history. This guide is designed to help educators take advantage of the department’s resources, including field trips, classroom outreach programs, and teacher training.

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