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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.

November 19, 2018

On Friday, December 7, enjoy free live music, holiday decorations, and traditional treats at the twenty-third annual Christmas by Candlelight Tour. This year seven sites will be open and sporting holiday decorations—the State Capitol, Mississippi Governor’s Mansion, Old Capitol Museum, Manship House Museum, and Eudora Welty House and Garden, plus the new Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

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.