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November

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.

December

December 02, 2018
Sunday, December 2, 3 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Choirs at the Old Capitol. Anderson United Methodist Church Choir will perform traditional holiday music in the Rotunda of the Old Capitol. Free, for more information call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

December 03, 2018
Monday, December 3, 3–4 p.m. at the Manship House Museum. St. Nicholas Crafts. Children ages 5–12 will create Victorian Christmas crafts. Free, reservations required. For more information call 601-961-4724 or email info@manshiphouse.com.

December 03, 2018 - December 28, 2018
December 3–28, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. at Historic Jefferson College. Celebration of Christmas Trees. Schools and community and home educator groups may adopt a Christmas tree. After decorating, classes will receive a brief history lesson, Christmas story, and refreshments. Reservations required. Deadline to register is November 30. The trees remain up through the holiday season for public viewing. To reserve a tree, contact Kay McNeil at kmcneil@mdah.ms.gov.

December 07, 2018
Friday, December 7, 2018 4:30–8:30 p.m. Christmas by Candlelight Tour. Enjoy free live music, holiday decorations, and traditional treats at the twenty-third annual Christmas by Candlelight Tour. This year seven sites will be open and sporting holiday decorations—the State Capitol, Mississippi Governor’s Mansion, Old Capitol Museum, Manship House Museum, and Eudora Welty House and Garden, plus the new Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. The beloved model trains of Possum ridge will run at the Two Mississippi Museums. Park and take advantage of the shuttle buses running between sites or drive your vehicle and come and go on your own schedule. Parking available at the Old Capitol and the State Capitol. Free, for more information call 601-576-6850 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

December 08, 2018
Saturday, December 8, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. Arts and Crafts Workshop: Lane Stitch Beadwork. Grand Village director Lance Harris will teach participants to create their own lane stitch beadwork. Space is limited. $20 registration fee covers all materials. For more information call 601-446-6502 or email info@natchezgrandvillage.com.

December 18, 2018
Tuesday, December 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.

January

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 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.

February

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.

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.