November 09, 2018
For thousands of years American Indians have used bone, clay, and stone beads in jewelry and clothing. The introduction of glass beads from trade with Europeans sparked an explosion of new forms of artistic expression among Native people. On Saturday, December 8, Grand Village of the Natchez Indians director Lance Harris will lead a workshop on one of the most popular beading techniques known as lane stitch.
November 08, 2018
Members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians will show traditional methods of beadwork, teach visitors about the game of stickball, and demonstrate Native American songs and dances at the Museum of Mississippi History on Saturday, November 17.
October 31, 2018
At noon on Thursday, November 8, the Manship House Museum will host a free program exploring the history of dining in the United States.
October 25, 2018
The Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum are partnering with the Daughters of the American Revolution, Mississippi Veterans Affairs, and the Mississippi War Veterans Memorial Commission to honor Mississippians who serve and have served in the United States Armed Forces. The event begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 9, in the Nancy and Ray Neilsen Hall of History at the Two Mississippi Museums.
October 10, 2018
Mississippians know Evelyn Gandy became the first woman elected to statewide constitutional office when she won the race for state treasurer in 1959. She went on to hold the offices of assistant attorney general, commissioner of public welfare, and in 1976 lieutenant governor. Gandy is one of many influential Mississippians who will be portrayed by reenactors at the Old Capitol Museum's Present Meets Past program on Thursday, October 25 at 5 p.m.