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July

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.

July 15, 2019 - July 19, 2019
Monday–Friday, July 15–19, 9 a.m.–noon at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. Discovery Week: Time Travel Challenge. Children ages 5–7 will learn about historic Natchez Native American life and culture through crafts, projects, and activities that include pottery, jewelry, musical instruments, masks, games, and storytelling. Cost is $25 per child and space is limited. Registration ends June 28. For more information, call 601-446-6502 or email info@natchezgrandvillage.com.

July 17, 2019 - July 19, 2019
Wednesday–Friday, July 17–19, 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. Free. For more information or to register, call 662-334-4684 or email info@wintervillemounds.com.

July 24, 2019
James Pate will present "Pickett's History of Mississippi."

July 25, 2019
Thursday, July 25, 6–7 p.m. at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Under the Light: A Closed Society. The Under the Light series takes visitors on a deep dive into each of its eight galleries. The subject of this edition of the series is the museum’s fourth gallery, A Closed Society, which will examine the impact that Emmett Till’s murder had on the Civil Rights Movement. Daphne Chamberlain, dean of the Division of Social Sciences at Tougaloo College, will present. The program will take place in This Little Light of Mine gallery. For more information call 601-576-6800 or email info@mscivilrightsmuseum.com.

July 25, 2019
Thursday, July 25, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Read, Engage, and Discover: Katina Rankin. Memphis news anchor and author Katina Rankin will read her book Medgar Evers: He Taught His Kids to Crawl so We Could Stand. She will sign copies of her books throughout the day. For more information call 601-576-6800 or email info@mscivilrightsmuseum.com.

July 31, 2019
Tom Howorth will present "Frederick A.P. Barnard: The Man and the Observatory."

August

August 03, 2019

Saturday, August 3, 1–2 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 copies of his book following the presentation. Spirits of the Passage: the Story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade—a special exhibit exploring the Henrietta Marie—will open until 8 p.m. There is no charge to attend the program, which will be held in the Ray and Nancy Neilsen Hall of History at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

August 07, 2019
Wednesday, August 7, 5–7 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Book Signing with Lisa Howorth. Join us for an evening with co-founder of Oxford’s Square Books and former librarian Lisa Howorth as she discusses her book Summerlings. Signing and reception will begin at 5 p.m., and her presentation and a reception will follow. Co-sponsored by Lemuria Books. For more information, call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

August 15, 2019
Thursday, August 15, 7–10 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Trivia Night. The museum is partnering with the Mississippi Library Commission for this year's trivia night. Cost of entry is $12 (cash only) per person and includes food and three drink tickets. Up to six people per team. The first place team will win a CASH prize. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the game will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

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.

August 22, 2019
Thursday, August 22, 6–7 p.m. at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Under the Light: A Tremor in the Iceberg. The Under the Light series takes visitors on a deep dive into each of its eight galleries. The subject of this edition of the series is the museum’s fifth gallery, A Tremor in the Iceberg, which examines youth involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. Millsaps College history professor Stephanie Rolph will present. The program will take place in This Little Light of Mine gallery. For more information call 601-576-6800 or email info@mscivilrightsmuseum.com.

September

September 17, 2019
Tuesday, September 17, 4:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. at the Two Mississippi Museums. Educator Evening. Mississippi teachers are invited for an evening of networking and museum exploration. During this free event, participants will journey through the museum galleries and use educational materials recently developed by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. For more information call 601-576-6997 or email outreachprograms@mdah.ms.gov.

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.

September 26, 2019
Thursday, September 26, 9 a.m.–noon at the Old Capitol Museum. Old Capitol Bowl. Teams from selected high schools compete in conjunction in a scholar’s bowl contest. This competition will test students’ knowledge of government and Mississippi history as teams compete to become Old Capitol Bowl Champions. Registration is required. For more information, call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

September 26, 2019
Thursday, September 26, 6 p.m.–7 p.m. at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Under the Light: I Question America. The Under the Light series takes visitors on a deep dive into each of its eight galleries. The subject of this edition of the series is the museum’s sixth gallery, I Question America.

October

October 09, 2019 - October 11, 2019
Wednesday–Friday, October 9–11, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Native American Days. Students will learn about Native American life through crafts, pottery, basket-making, dancing, and more. Free. Registration required for school groups. Space is limited. To register, call 662-334-4684 or email info@wintervillemounds.com.

October 10, 2019
Thursday, October 10, 6–8 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Night at the Mounds. All are invited to Winterville Mounds for an evening of traditional Native American dance performances. Free, for more information call 662-334-4684 or email info@wintervillemounds.com.

October 17, 2019
Thursday, October 17, 5–8 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Present Meets Past. Meet key figures who shaped the history of the Old Capitol and Mississippi. Free, for more information call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

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.

October 26, 2019
Saturday, October 26, 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 11th 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. Free. For more information, email forksyaroad@aol.com or call 601-442-4719.

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.