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April

Now - December 21, 2018
January 2–December 21, Tuesday–Friday, 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion. Guided Tours of the Governor’s Mansion. The historic section of the Governor’s Mansion is normally open to the public Tuesday through Friday, and guided tours are given every half-hour beginning at 9:30 a.m., with the last tour beginning at 11 a.m. Admission is free but reservations must be made in advance by calling the Mansion curator at 601-359-6421.

Now - August 15, 2018
January 22–August 15, at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. At Home and Away; A Rotating Selection of Correspondence. View correspondence between Welty and her friends and colleagues that demonstrate the breadth of her contacts and the depths of her connection to the city of Jackson. Free. For more information, call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

Now - January 20, 2019
January 30, 2018–January 20, 2019, at the Old Capitol Museum. Mississippi’s 1868 Constitution. The 1868 Constitution, Mississippi’s third constitution, will be on display to commemorate its 150th anniversary. Written in the Old Capitol when it served as statehouse, the document granted voting rights to black males and set a framework for the creation of a public school system in the state. For more information, call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

April 19, 2018
Thursday, April 19, 6–7 p.m. at the Grand Village of Natchez Indians. Speaker Series. MDAH chief archaeologist John Underwood will present “Prehistoric Life along the Fringes of the Delta: Excavations from the Yazoo Basin.” Underwood’s talk will explore the Middle Woodland through an early Mississippian village site north of Yazoo City. For more information call 601-446-6502 or email lharris@mdah.ms.gov.

April 19, 2018
Thursday, April 19, 6 p.m. at Galloway United Methodist Church. 2018 Medgar Wiley Evers Lecture. Lonnie Bunch, director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, will be the 2018 Medgar Wiley Evers Lecture Series speaker. The Series was established in 2003 to honor the legacy of civil rights leader Medgar Evers. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 601-576-6850 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

April 19, 2018
Thursday, April 19, 10 a.m. meeting at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building, Jackson. Has been cancelled. For more information call 601-576-6811.

April 20, 2018
Friday, April 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.

April 25, 2018
Wednesday, April 25, 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, authors Stan Galicki and Darrel Schmitz will discuss their new book Roadside Geology of Mississippi. Sales and signing to follow. For more information, call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

April 26, 2018
Thursday, April 26, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Friday, April 27, 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Trustmark Community Room in the Two Mississippi Museums. Historic Preservation Boot Camp. Learn more about historic preservation in Mississippi. The two-day session is open to preservation committee members, elected officials, city staff, local Main Street organizers, and interested citizens. For more information call 601-576-6538 or email stipton@mdah.ms.gov.

April 26, 2018
Thursday, April 26, 5–7 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Book signing with Charles Frazier. Join us for an evening with Cold Mountain author Charles Frazier, who will read from his fourth and newest work, Varina. Frazier's book explores the chaos and devastation of the Civil War through the eyes of Natchez native Varina Anne Banks Howell Davis, the second wife of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Signing and reception begins at 5 p.m., and his presentation will follow. Co-sponsored by the Eudora Welty House and Garden and Lemuria Books. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

May

May 01, 2018
Tuesday, May 1, 3–4 p.m. at the Manship House Museum. May Day Crafts. Children age 5–12 are invited to make crafts in celebration of the ancient spring festival. To register for this free event, call 601-961-4724 or info@manshiphouse.com.

May 02, 2018
Wednesday, May 2, 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, Ellen Meachem will discuss her new book Delta Epiphany: Robert F. Kennedy in Mississippi. Sales and signing to follow. For more information, call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

May 09, 2018
Wednesday, May 9, 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, multi-instrumentalist and music historian Tim Avalon will present “The Differences between Bluegrass and Old Time Music” and play examples of each. For more information, call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

May 12, 2018
Saturday, May 12, 9 a.m.–4p.m. at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. Arts and Crafts Workshop: Applique Beadwork. Lance Harris, director of the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, will lead a workshop on applique beadwork. American Indians have utilized beads as part of their cultural material goods for thousands of years. Europeans introduced glass beads to Native Americans, which allowed for an explosion of new forms of artistic expression. Harris will provide a brief synopsis of American Indian beadwork, focused on works made using the two needle applique method. Following the presentation, participants will be taught to create their own beadwork using the two needle applique method. Space is limited and the cost is $20. For more information call 601-446-6502 or email lharris@mdah.ms.gov.

May 16, 2018
Wednesday, May 16, 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, George Malvaney will discuss his new book Cups Up: How I Organized a Klavern, Plotted a Coup, Survived Prison, Graduated College, Fought Polluters, and Started a Business. Sales and signing to follow. For more information, call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

May 17, 2018
Thursday, May 17, 12:30–2 p.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 19, 2018
Saturday, May 19, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at Historic Jefferson College. Big Yam Potatoes Old Time Music Concert and Fiddle Contest. Old-time musicians from all over Mississippi gather for a day of performances, and talented fiddlers young and old compete in the fiddle contest. A complete schedule is available here. For more information call 601-442-2901 or email info@historicjeffersoncollege.com.

May 22, 2018
Tuesday, May 22, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Home School Day. Participants are invited to day of fun activities and educational games. Registration is required. To register, call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

May 23, 2018
Wednesday, May 23, 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, author John Cuevas and photographer Jason Taylor will discuss their new book Discovering Cat Island: Photographs and History. Sales and signing to follow. For more information, call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

June

June 06, 2018 - June 08, 2018
Wednesday–Friday, June 6–8, 10 a.m.–noon at Winterville Mounds. Summer Fun Days. Children will learn about Native American culture through arts and crafts and special presentations. Activities include pottery making, beading, face painting, storytelling, headband making, hand-rattle construction, as well as archery. Registration for individuals or groups is required ahead of time. Admission is free. For more information or to register, please call 662-334-4684 or email info@wintervillemounds.com.

June 07, 2018
Thursday, June 7, 3–4 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Storytime on the Side Porch. On Thursdays during the month of June, children participate in summer reading and crafts on the porch of the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Open to pre-K through fourth graders. Free, no reservations necessary. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com. Co-sponsored by Lemuria Books.

June 07, 2018
Thursday, June 7, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Day Care Days. Participants are invited to day of fun activities and educational games. Registration is required. To register, call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

June 13, 2018 - June 15, 2018
Wednesday–Friday, June 13–15, 10 a.m.–noon at the Winterville Mounds. Summer Fun Days. Summer Fun Days. Children will learn about Native American culture through arts and crafts and special presentations. Activities include pottery making, beading, face painting, storytelling, headband making, hand-rattle construction, as well as archery. Registration for individuals or groups is required ahead of time. Admission is free. For more information or to register, please call 662-334-4684 or email info@wintervillemounds.com.

June 14, 2018
Thursday, June 14, 3–4 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Storytime on the Side Porch. On Thursdays during the month of June, children participate in summer reading and crafts on the porch of the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Open to pre-K through fourth graders. Free, no reservations necessary. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com. Co-sponsored by Lemuria Books.

June 14, 2018
Thursday, June 14, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Day Care Days. Participants are invited to day of fun activities and educational games. Registration is required. To register, call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

June 21, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 3–4 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Storytime on the Side Porch. On Thursdays during the month of June, children participate in summer reading and crafts on the porch of the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Open to pre-K through fourth graders. Free, no reservations necessary. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com. Co-sponsored by Lemuria Books.

June 21, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Day Care Days. Participants are invited to day of fun activities and educational games. Registration is required. To register, call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

June 28, 2018
Thursday, June 28, 3–4 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Storytime on the Side Porch. On Thursdays during the month of June, children participate in summer reading and crafts on the porch of the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Open to pre-K through fourth graders. Free, no reservations necessary. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com. Co-sponsored by Lemuria Books.

June 28, 2018
Thursday, June 28, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Day Care Days. Participants are invited to day of fun activities and educational games. Registration is required. To register, call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

July

July 11, 2018 - July 13, 2018
Wednesday–Friday, July 11–13, 10 a.m.–noon at Winterville Mounds. Summer Fun Days. Summer Fun Days. Children will learn about Native American culture through arts and crafts and special presentations. Activities include pottery making, beading, face painting, storytelling, headband making, hand-rattle construction, as well as archery. Registration for individuals or groups is required ahead of time. Admission is free. For more information or to register, please call 662-334-4684 or email info@wintervillemounds.com.

July 16, 2018
Monday, July 16, 3–4 p.m. at the Manship House Museum. Crafts from the Past. Children ages 5–12 will explore life during the nineteenth century through crafts and other activities. Free. Reservations required. For more information, call 601-961-4724 or info@manshiphouse.com.

July 17, 2018
Tuesday, July 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.

July 18, 2018 - July 20, 2018
Wednesday–Friday, July 18–20, 10 a.m.–noon at Winterville Mounds. Summer Fun Days. Summer Fun Days. Children will learn about Native American culture through arts and crafts and special presentations. Activities include pottery making, beading, face painting, storytelling, headband making, hand-rattle construction, as well as archery. Registration for individuals or groups is required ahead of time. Admission is free. For more information or to register, please call 662-334-4684 or email info@wintervillemounds.com.

July 19, 2018
Thursday, July 19, 1 p.m. in the second floor conference room of 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.

July 19, 2018
Thursday, July 19, 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, 2018
Friday, July 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.

July 21, 2018
Thursday, June 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.

August

August 16, 2018
Thursday, August 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.

September

September 20, 2018
Thursday, September 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.

October

October 16, 2018
Tuesday, October 16, 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 19, 2018
Friday, October 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.

October 25, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 6:30 p.m.–9 p.m. at Historic Jefferson College. Ghost Tales Around the Campfire & Halloween Duck Hunt. Families are invited out to listen to (not too scary) ghost tales, related by local story tellers, while gathered around a blazing bonfire. Afterwards, children can search the grounds and buildings for rubber ducks, which they get to keep. Families should bring a blanket, flashlight, and bag. There is no charge for this program. For more information, call 601-442-2901 or email info@historicjeffersoncollege.com.

October 25, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 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.

October 27, 2018
Saturday, October 27, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. at Historic Jefferson College. Black and Blue Civil War Program. A day of living history will be held at the eleventh annual Black and Blue Civil War program. The program will be held on the grounds of Historic Jefferson College, and will move inside the historic West Wing in case of rain. Bring chairs or blankets. Food vendors will be on site, and there is no cost to attend. For more information, email forksyaroad@aol.com or call 601-442-4719.

November

November 01, 2018
Thursday, November 1, 1 p.m. in the second floor conference of the Charlotte Capers Building, 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.

November 15, 2018
Thursday, November 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.

December

December 07, 2018
Friday, December 7, 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.