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January

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.

January 18, 2019
Friday, January 18, 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.

January 21, 2019
Monday, January 21, 6–8 p.m. at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. MLK Poetry Night: "Where Do We Go From Here?" Join us for an evening of free performances in honor of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 21, in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium at the Two Mississippi Museums. Museum director Pamela Junior, artist Thabi Moyo, and musician 5th Child will co-host the program. DJ Young Venom will provide music. For more information, call 601-576-6800 or email info@civilrightsmuseum.

January 28, 2019
Monday, January 28, 10 a.m.–12 noon at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Pressed Flower Workshop with Marsha Cannon. Master flower designer and presser Marsha Cannon will lead a small workshop on floral design at the Eudora Welty Garden. Space is limited. A $20 registration fee will cover all materials. For more information, call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

January 29, 2019
Tuesday, January 29, 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the Manship House Museum. “Chimneyville”: The Destruction of Jackson, Mississippi during the Civil War: Fact or Fiction. Grady Howell examine the four Union occupations of Jackson during the American Civil War. Sales and signing to follow. Free. Due to limited space, call 601-961-4724 or email info@manshiphouse.com to reserve your spot in advance. Co-sponsored by the Mississippi Humanities Council.

January 30, 2019
Wednesday, January 30, noon–1 p.m. at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. As part of the History Is Lunch series, Mark LaFrancis, Robert Morgan, and Darrell White will present “The Parchman Ordeal” 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.

February

February 06, 2019
Wednesday, February 6, noon–1 p.m. at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. As part of the History Is Lunch series, Ben Wynne will present “The Man Who Punched Jefferson Davis: The Political Life of Henry S. Foote, Southern Unionist” 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.

February 13, 2019
Wednesday, February 13, noon–1 p.m. at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. As part of the History Is Lunch series, Kevin Greene will present “The Invention and Reinvention of Big Bill Broonzy” 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.

February 15, 2019
Friday, February 15, 5–7 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Book Signing with Valeria Luiselli. American Book Award winner Valeria Luiselli will discuss her latest novel Lost Children Archive. Book signing begins at 5 p.m., with program and reception to follow. Free, for more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.comCo-sponsored by Lemuria Books.

February 20, 2019
Wednesday, February 20, noon–1 p.m. at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. As part of the History Is Lunch series, Natalie G. Adams and James H. Adams will present “Just Trying to Have School: The Struggle for Desegregation 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.

February 27, 2019
Wednesday, February 27, noon–1 p.m. at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. As part of the History Is Lunch series, James T. Campbell and Elaine Owens will present “Mississippi Witness: The Photographs of Florence Mars” 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.

April

April 19, 2019
Friday, April 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.