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September 17, 2018

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.

September 14, 2018

A popular film series highlighting the works of Jane Austen will return this month to the Eudora Welty House and Garden. The 1995 adaptation of "Persuasion," one of Austen’s best-known novels, will be screened on Friday, September 21. The film, directed by Roger Michell, was the theatrical debut for the British actress Amanda Root, who starred as the protagonist Anne Elliott.

August 21, 2018

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.

July 25, 2018

At noon on Wednesday, September 26, as part of the department’s History Is Lunch series, Lucy Allen, Jim Eley, Jimbo Harwell, and David Morris will present “The Architecture of the Two Mississippi Museums.”

July 10, 2018

The number of visitors to the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum has exceeded projections for the first year, with more than 185,000 people touring the museums since they opened seven months ago.