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August

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 - February 08, 2019
January 22–February 8, 2019, 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.

August 21, 2018
Tuesday, August 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 21, 2018
Tuesday, August 21, noon–1 p.m. at the Manship House Museum. Forgotten Foodways: Butter and Beaten Biscuits. A free program at the Manship House Museum will explore cooking techniques from the nineteenth century. Museum director Marilynn Jones and food aficionado Jeff Klingfuss will lead the program, which features a live butter-making demonstration and an interactive lecture. For more information, call 601-961-4724 or info@manshiphouse.com.

August 22, 2018
Wednesday, August 22, noon–1 p.m. at the Two Mississippi Museums. Brenda L. Travis will discuss her book Mississippi's Exiled Daughter: How My Civil Rights Baptism under Fire Shaped My Life. Sales and signing to follow. For more information, call 601-576-6800 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

August 29, 2018
Wednesday, August 29, noon–1 p.m. at the Two Mississippi Museums. Exhibits Specialist Madee Miller of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will present a lecture on "The Story behind Stories Unfolded" about the special exhibit at the Two Mississippi Museums. For more information, call 601-576-6800 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

September

September 05, 2018
Wednesday, September 5, noon–1 p.m. at the Two Mississippi Museums. Sid Salter will discuss his book Jack Cristil: Voice of the MSU Bulldogs. Sales and signing to follow. For more information, call 601-576-6800 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

September 10, 2018
Monday, September 10, 4–5:30 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Mississippi Writers Trail Marker Unveiling. Join us for the unveiling of the first marker of the Mississippi Writers Trail. The ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. and a light reception will follow. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.comCo-sponsored by the Eudora Welty Foundation, the Mississippi Arts Commission, the Mississippi Humanities Council, the Mississippi Writers Trail, and Visit Mississippi.

September 15, 2018
Saturday, September 15, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. at Historic Jefferson College. Reveille. Historic Jefferson College, the birthplace of the state, will kick off a day full of festivities. Activities include behind-the-scenes tours of historic buildings and living history on the grounds. Live music and food vendors will be on site. For more information, call 601-442-2901 or email info@historicjeffersoncollege.com.

September 15, 2018
Saturday, September 15, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Two Mississippi Museums. Free Day at the Two Mississippi Museums. Admission to the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum is free the third Saturday of each month. For more information, call 601-576-6800 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

September 18, 2018
Tuesday, September 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.

September 21, 2018
Friday, September 21, 5:30–9:30 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Austen Film Series in the Welty Garden: Persuasion. We will kick off our third Jane Austen Film Series with Persuasion, a 1995 film starring Amanda Root and Ciarán . The Welty House lawn will open at 5:30, the program will begin at 6:45, and the movie will start at 7:15. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a snack. (If it rains,the program will be held in the Student Center Theater at Belhaven University.) This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com. Co-sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America-Mississippi Region(JASNA-MS), the Mississippi Humanities Council, and the Crossroads Film Society.

September 22, 2018 - September 23, 2018
Saturday–Sunday, September 22–23, 1–7 p.m. on Saturday and 1–5 p.m. on Sunday at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. Music at the Mounds. This event features two days of Americana and Roots Music concerts performed by regional acts. Cuisine and art vendors will be available. Cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child. Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended. For more information, call 601-446-6502 or email info@natchezgrandvillage.com.

October

October 05, 2018
Friday, October 5, 5:30–9:30 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Jane Austen Film Series: Belle. Join us on the Welty House lawn for a screening of the movie Belle. Released in 2013, the movie stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Tom Wilkinson and involves characters from Jane Austen's third novel, Mansfield Park. The grounds will open at 5:30 p.m., the program will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the film begins at 7 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a snack. (If it rains,the program will be held in the Student Center Theater at Belhaven University.) This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com. Co-sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America-Mississippi Region(JASNA-MS), the Mississippi Humanities Council, and the Crossroads Film Society.

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 19, 2018
Friday, October 19, 5:30–9:30 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Austen Film Series in the Welty Garden: Austenland. Join us on the Welty House lawn for a screening of Austenland. Directed by Jerusha Hess and based on a 2007 novel by Stephenie Meyer, the 2013 Jane Austen-parody stars J.J. Field, Jane Seymour, and Bret McKenzie. The grounds will open at 5 p.m., the program will begin at 6 p.m., and the film will begin at 6:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a snack. (If it rains,the program will be held in the Student Center Theater at Belhaven University.) This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com. Co-sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America-Mississippi Region(JASNA-MS), the Mississippi Humanities Council, and the Crossroads Film Society.

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 02, 2018
Friday, November 2, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Two Mississippi Museums. 33rd Social Studies Teacher Workshop. Registration begins August 2018.Cost is $60 in advance; $80 at the door. CEU credit available through Mississippi College. For more information, contact 601-576-6997 or email outreachprograms@mdah.ms.gov.

November 20, 2018
Tuesday, November 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.

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.