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May

Now - August 11, 2019
February 2–August 11 at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Spirits of the Passage: The Story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. A new exhibit at the Two Mississippi Museums showcases rare artifacts from the wreckage of a sunken slave ship. Along with 125 rarely seen artifacts from West Africa, Europe, and the Americas, the exhibit includes a replica of the once-crowded hull of the Henrietta Marie. Purchase tickets at the door or online at twomississippimuseums.com/spirits. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Now - February 01, 2020
February 26, 2019–February 23, 2020 at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. For the Record: Music, Storytelling, and Eudora Welty. For the Record highlights the songs, artists, and albums that either inspired Eudora Welty or appear in her writing. Free Tuesday–Friday from 8:30 a.m.to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to noon. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

May 21, 2019
Thursday, May 21, 9 a.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building, Jackson. The Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will hold a teleconference meeting. For more information call 601-576-6850.

May 22, 2019
Wednesday, May 22, noon–1 p.m. at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. As part of the department's  History Is Lunch series, Stephen Berrey will present “The Jim Crow Routine: Everyday Performances of Race, Civil Rights, and Segregation in Mississippi” in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium at the Two Mississippi Museums. Book sales and signing to follow. Free, no reservations required. For more information, call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

May 29, 2019
Wednesday, May 29, noon–1 p.m. at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. As part of the department's History Is Lunch series, Hezekiah Watkins will present “Pushing Forward: The Story of Mississippi’s Youngest Freedom Rider” in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium at the Two Mississippi Museums. Book sales and signing to follow. Free, no reservations required. For more information, call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

May 30, 2019
Thursday, May 30, 6 p.m.–7 p.m. at the Two Mississippi Museums. Shackles From the Deep: The Henrietta Marie. Award-winning journalist Michael Cottman will discuss his book Shackles From the Deep: Tracing the Path of a Sunken Slave Ship, a Bitter Past, and a Rich Legacy. The book details the four years he spent researching the origin of the Henrietta Marie, retracing the route of the slave ship, and diving to the sea floor to explore the vessel’s remains. Cottman will sign books at 5:30 p.m., and his presentation will begin at 6. Spirits of the Passage: the Story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade—a special exhibit exploring the Henrietta Marie—will will be free and remain open until 8 p.m. There is no charge to attend the program, which will be held in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

May 31, 2019
Friday, May 31, 11 a.m.–noon. Read, Engage, and Discover. Ebony Lumumba, First Lady of Jackson, Mississippi and assistant professor of English at Tougaloo College, will read Follow the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter. For more information call 601-576-6800 or email info@mscivilrightsmuseum.com.

June

June 04, 2019
Tuesday, June 4, 6–8 p.m. Field to Funk. Explore the history of the blues through music and conversation at this companion program to the special exhibit Spirits of the Passage: The Story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Grammy Award winner Grady Champion will perform. Free, for more information call 601-576-6800 or email info@mscivilrightsmuseum.com.

June 14, 2019
Friday, June 14, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Freedom Song Friday. Learn about the power of music and its impact on the Civil Rights Movement. Hollis Watkins, civil rights veteran, will teach freedom songs and discuss his experience in the movement. Free, for more information call 601-576-6800 or email info@mscivilrightsmuseum.com.

June 15, 2019
Saturday,June 15, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Free Day. Admission to the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights is free during regular hours every third Saturday of the month. For more information call 601-576-6800 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

June 18, 2019
Thursday, June 18, 9 a.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building, Jackson. The Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will hold a teleconference meeting. For more information call 601-576-6850.

July

July 18, 2019
Thursday, July 18, 10 a.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building, Jackson. The State Records Committee will hold its regular quarterly meeting in the third floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information call 601-576-6813.

July 19, 2019
Friday, July 19, 10 a.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building, Jackson. The Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will hold its quarterly meeting. For more information call 601-576-6850.

August

August 20, 2019
Thursday, August 20, 9 a.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building, Jackson. The Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will hold a teleconference meeting. For more information call 601-576-6850.

September

September 17, 2019
Thursday, September 17, 9 a.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building, Jackson. The Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will hold a teleconference meeting. For more information call 601-576-6850.

October

October 24, 2019
Thursday, October 24, 10 a.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building, Jackson. The State Records Committee will hold its regular quarterly meeting in the third floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information call 601-576-6813.

October 25, 2019
Friday, October 25, 10 a.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building, Jackson. The Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will hold its quarterly meeting. For more information call 601-576-6850.

November

November 19, 2019
Thursday, November 19, 9 a.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building, Jackson. The Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will hold a teleconference meeting. For more information call 601-576-6850.

December

December 06, 2019
Friday, December 6, 10 a.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building, Jackson. The Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will hold its quarterly meeting. For more information call 601-576-6850.