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December 12, 2018

Applications are being accepted for the 2019 Eudora Welty Research Fellowship. Established by the Eudora Welty Foundation and the Department of Archives and History, the $2,000 fellowship will be awarded to a graduate student for research within the department’s Eudora Welty Collection.

December 09, 2018

Three new state historical markers have been approved by the MDAH Board of Trustees for Raymond Presbyterian Church in Hinds County, Evergreen Cemetery in Jackson County, and for the city of Verona in Lee County.

December 09, 2018

For more than forty years the model trains and town of Possum Ridge have been a holiday tradition delighting both children and adults. The site depicts a typical Mississippi railroad town of the 1940s. In its first year it consisted of a single block of an electrified Main Street with ten buildings, such as a bank, dry goods store, newspaper office, and restaurant.

November 28, 2018

The portraits of two giants of Mississippi medicine will be presented for dedication into the Hall of Fame of the State of Mississippi on Tuesday, December 11. At 2 p.m. in the historic House of Representatives Chamber of the Old Capitol Museum, paintings of Dr. Arthur C. Guyton and Dr. James D. Hardy will be unveiled in a public ceremony. A reception will follow.

November 20, 2018

At noon on Wednesday, November 28, as part of the department’s History Is Lunch series, Tony L. Turnbow will discuss his new book Hardened to Hickory: The Missing Chapter in Andrew Jackson’s Life.