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March

Now - April 02, 2017
Jan 3–April 2 at the Old Capitol Museum. Luminaries & Legends: Hall of Fame Spotlight-John Roy Lynch. Our Hall of Fame Spotlight for this quarter is John Roy Lynch, one of the most prominent African American politicians of the Reconstruction Era. Born into slavery, Lynch became the first African American Speaker of the Mississippi House. He was also the first African Americans to represent Mississippi in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Now - April 30, 2017
March 1-April 30 at the Old Capitol Museum. Magna Carta: Enduring Legacy. The exhibit features images of objects from the Library of Congress collections, an interpretive video, and other materials illustrating Magna Carta’s influence throughout the centuries and how it came to be recognized as the foundation of modern democracy. Sponsored by the American Bar Association. For more information, call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

March 29, 2017
Wednesday, March 29, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, Stephen Cushman, professor at the University of Virginia, will present “Surrender According to Johnston and Sherman.” For more information call 601-576-6998.

April

April 01, 2017
Saturday, April 1, 9 a.m. to noon. Jefferson College Reunion. This annual gathering for former students and teachers at Jefferson College will begin with a continental breakfast at Raymond Hall, followed by the business meeting. Afterwards, there will be a tour of the Natchez City Cemetery. For more information call 601-442-2901 or email info@historicjeffersoncollege.com.

April 01, 2017
Saturday, April 1, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Manship House Museum. Adventures in Wonderland. The Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, and Alice herself will roam the grounds of the Manship House Museum on April Fool’s Day for the program Adventures in Wonderland. Families are invited to interact with the characters and play games inspired by Lewis Carrol’s 1865 book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. For more information, call 601-961-4724 or email info@manshiphouse.com.

April 04, 2017 - July 02, 2017
April 4-July 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Luminaries & Legends: Hall of Fame Spotlight—Stephen D. Lee. Our Hall of Fame Spotlight for this quarter is Stephen Dill Lee, the youngest lieutenant general on either side of the Civil War. Originally from South Carolina, Lee went on to become the first president of Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College, now known as Mississippi State University. He was a leader in the establishment of the Vicksburg National Military Park. For more information, call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

April 08, 2017
Saturday, April 8, 9-1 p.m. at Eudora Welty House. Annual Plant Sale. This year’s sale highlights scion potted cutting from the large gardenia bush planted in the Welty side yard by Eudora’s mother, Chestina, during their first year of residency at 1119 Pinehurst in 1925. Several other perennials and annuals associated with the garden will also be offered. For more information, call 601-353-7762 or email tours@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

April 09, 2017
Sunday, April 9, 2-4 p.m. at Eudora Welty House. Scholastic Writing Awards. Ceremony to honor this year’s gold, silver, and honorable mention winners of the national Scholastic Writing Contest. Dr. Kiese Laymon, Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Mississippi, will be the keynote speaker. Tours of the House available 1-1:45 p.m. For more information, call 601-353-7762 or email tours@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

April 13, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 9 a.m. at the Charlotte Capers Building in Jackson. The Permit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Department of Archives and History will hold its regular monthly meeting in the second-floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Katherine Anderson at 601-576-6850.

April 13, 2017
Thursday, April 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Eudora Welty House. Eudora Welty’s Annual Birthday Celebration. Tour the Eudora Welty House for free and join us for birthday cake and lemonade on the side porch to celebrate Welty’s 108th birthday. For more information, call 601-353-7762 or email tours@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

April 15, 2017
Saturday, April 15, 1-3 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Giant Egg Hunt. Parents, bring your children up to 12 years of age for an afternoon of fun. Crafts and face painting included. For more information, call 662-334-4684 or email info@wintervillemounds.com.

April 18, 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 10:30 a.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building, Jackson. The Local Government 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 601-576-6894.

April 20, 2017
Thursday, April 20, 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 601-576-6811.

April 21, 2017
Friday, April 21, 10 a.m. at Winterville Mounds, Greenville. The Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will hold its quarterly meeting. For more information call 601-576-6850.

April 28, 2017 - April 29, 2017
Friday, April 28, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Saturday, April 29, 1–5 p.m. at Historic Jefferson College. Icons of Statehood. Mississippi’s first constitution, drafted on the grounds in 1817, and a rare, 20-star US flag that flew over the nation after Mississippi became a state will be on display in Prospere Hall.

May

May 11, 2017
Thursday, May 11, 9 a.m. at the Charlotte Capers Building in Jackson. The Permit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Department of Archives and History will hold its regular monthly meeting in the second-floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Katherine Anderson at 601-576-6850.

May 18, 2017
Thursday, May 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.

June

June 13, 2017
Thursday, June 8, 9 a.m. at the Charlotte Capers Building in Jackson. The Permit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Department of Archives and History will hold its regular monthly meeting in the second-floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Katherine Anderson at 601-576-6850.

June 15, 2017
Thursday, June 15, 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 13, 2017
Thursday, July 13, 9 a.m. at the Charlotte Capers Building in Jackson. The Permit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Department of Archives and History will hold its regular monthly meeting in the second-floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Katherine Anderson at 601-576-6850.

July 14, 2017
Friday, July 14, 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.

July 18, 2017
Tuesday, July 18, 10:30 a.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building, Jackson. The Local Government 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 601-576-6894.

July 20, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 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 601-576-6811.

July 20, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 1 p.m. in the Charlotte Capers Building, Jackson. Mississippi National Register Review Board will meet to consider nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. The meeting is open to the public. For more information call 601-576-6850.

August

August 10, 2017
Thursday, August 10, 9 a.m. at the Charlotte Capers Building in Jackson. The Permit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Department of Archives and History will hold its regular monthly meeting in the second-floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Katherine Anderson at 601-576-6850.

August 17, 2017
Thursday, August 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.

September

September 08, 2017
Thursday, September 8, 9 a.m. at the Charlotte Capers Building in Jackson. The Permit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Department of Archives and History will hold its regular monthly meeting in the second-floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Katherine Anderson at 601-576-6850.

September 21, 2017
Thursday, September 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.

October

October 12, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 9 a.m. at the Charlotte Capers Building in Jackson. The Permit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Department of Archives and History will hold its regular monthly meeting in the second-floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Katherine Anderson at 601-576-6850.

October 17, 2017
Tuesday, October 17, 10:30 a.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building, Jackson. The Local Government 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 601-576-6894.

October 20, 2017
Friday, October 20, 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.

October 26, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 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 601-576-6811.

November

November 09, 2017
Thursday, November 9, 9 a.m. at the Charlotte Capers Building in Jackson. The Permit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Department of Archives and History will hold its regular monthly meeting in the second-floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Katherine Anderson at 601-576-6850.

November 16, 2017
Thursday, November 16, 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.

November 16, 2017
Thursday, November 16, 1 p.m. in the Charlotte Capers Building in Jackson. The Mississippi National Register Review Board will meet to consider nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. The meeting is open to the public. For more information call 601-576-6850.

December

December 07, 2017
Thursday, December 7, 9 a.m. at the Charlotte Capers Building in Jackson. The Permit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Department of Archives and History will hold its regular monthly meeting in the second-floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Katherine Anderson at 601-576-6850.