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June

Now - August 15, 2017
February 15-August 15, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House. Dear Miss Welty: A Rotating Selection of Correspondence. When Eudora Welty died in 2001, over 15,000 letters and ephemera were found in her home. This exhibit features correspondence that could be classified as “Fan Mail,” letters of admiration from the public. For more details about the exhibit, visit the Eudora Welta House website, email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com, or call 601-353-7762.

Now - July 02, 2017
April 4-July 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Luminaries & Legends: Hall of Fame Spotlight—Stephen D. Lee. Our Hall of Fame Spotlight for this quarter is Stephen Dill Lee, the youngest lieutenant general on either side of the Civil War. Originally from South Carolina, Lee went on to become the first president of Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College, now known as Mississippi State University. Lee was also a leader in the establishment of Vicksburg National Military Park. For more information, call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

June 27, 2017
Tuesday, June 27, 9 a.m.-noon at Historic Jefferson College. Kitchen Chemistry. Children ages nine to twelve will study about what common household ingredients teach us about physical science and chemistry. Students will explore the concepts of surface tension, chemical reactions, and colloidal suspensions by making marbled milk and carbon dioxide cannons. For an application, download the pdf here. For more information call 601-442-2901 or email info@historicjeffersoncollege.com.

June 27, 2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. at Historic Jefferson College. Bugs Don’t Bug Us. For children ages six to eight. They fly, they crawl, they swim, and they burrow all around us—insects are an important component of our ecosystem. Students will explore how to identify insects, play buggy games, and make take-home crafts. For an application, download the pdf here. For more information call 601-442-2901 or email info@historicjeffersoncollege.com.

June 28, 2017
Wednesday, June 28, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, book editor Lorie Watkins, along with contributors Ted Atkinson and Tom Richardson, will discuss their new book The Literary History of Mississippi. Sales and signing to follow. For more information call 601-576-6998.

June 28, 2017
Wednesday, June 28, 9 a.m.-noon at Historic Jefferson College. Ancient Weapons. For children ages nine to twelve. How did our ancestors hunt, protect themselves, and wage war? Come and find out while building a working replica of a catapult and trebuchet and learning to shoot a bow and arrow. For an application, download the pdf here. For more information call 601-442-2901 or email info@historicjeffersoncollege.com.

June 28, 2017
Wednesday, June 28, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. at Historic Jefferson College. Cabinet of Curiosity. For children ages nine to twelve. Before there were “museums,” interesting objects were stored in traveling “cabinets of curiosity” and shown to visitors. Camp participants will hike the nature trails of Historic Jefferson College to collect unusual objects to create their own “cabinet of curiosity” box to take home. For an application, download the pdf here. For more information call 601-442-2901 or email info@historicjeffersoncollege.com.

June 29, 2017
Thursday, June 29, 9 a.m.-noon at Historic Jefferson College. Slimy or Scaly? Reptiles and Amphibians. For children ages nine to twelve. Explore the habitats, lifestyle, and other characteristics of a variety of reptiles. For an application, download the pdf here. For more information call 601-442-2901 or email info@historicjeffersoncollege.com.

June 30, 2017
Friday, June 30, 9 a.m.-noon at Historic Jefferson College. Outdoor Survival. For students ages twelve to fifteen. Learn basic outdoor survival skills including making a contained fire, devising shelters, animal tracking, and using emergency aid. For an application, download the pdf here. For more information call 601-442-2901 or email info@historicjeffersoncollege.com.

June 30, 2017
Friday, June 30, 2-5 p.m. at Historic Jefferson College. Tell Us a Story. Children ages six to eight will hear tales told by a professional storyteller and illustrate stories to take home. This is a great opportunity for young actors and actresses. For an application, download the pdf here. For more information call 601-442-2901 or email info@historicjeffersoncollege.com.

July

July 05, 2017
Wednesday, July 5, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, Sarah McEwen, president of Friends of the Mississippi River Basin Model, will present “The Mississippi River Basin Model.” For more information call 601-576-6998.

July 12, 2017 - July 14, 2017
Wednesday-Friday, July 12-14, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Summer Fun Days. Winterville Mounds hosts its annual Summer Fun Days for children ages 3 to 13. Learn about Native American culture through arts and crafts and other special presentations. Activities include the hands-on construction of rainmakers, vests, masks, pottery, and hand rattles. There will also be coloring activities, storytelling, face painting, archery, and more. Registration is free! For more information, call 662-334-4684 or email info@wintervillemounds.com.

July 12, 2017
Wednesday, July 12, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, award-winning author Carolyn Brown will discuss her new book The Artist’s Sketch: A Biography of Painter Kate Freeman Clark. Sales and signing to follow. For more information call 601-576-6998.

July 13, 2017
Thursday, July 13, 9 a.m. at the Charlotte Capers Building in Jackson. The Permit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Department of Archives and History will hold its regular monthly meeting in the second-floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Katherine Anderson at 601-576-6850.

July 14, 2017
Friday, July 14, 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 18, 2017
Tuesday, July 18, 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 19, 2017
Wednesday, July 19, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, MDAH historian Jeff Giambrone will present “Recollections of My Prison Life: The Civil War Memoir of Captain John S. Lamkin, 33rd Mississippi Infantry.” For more information call 601-576-6998.

July 20, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 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, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 1 p.m. in 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 26, 2017
Wednesday, July 26, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, Southeast Missouri State University professor Robert W. Hamblin will discuss his book Living in Mississippi: The Life and Times of Evans Harrington. Sales and signing to follow. For more information call 601-576-6998.

August

August 02, 2017
Wednesday, August 2, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership director Rex Buffington “John C. Stennis: Mississippi’s Longest Serving U.S. Senator.” For more information call 601-576-6998.

August 10, 2017
Thursday, August 10, 9 a.m. at the Charlotte Capers Building in Jackson. The Permit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Department of Archives and History will hold its regular monthly meeting in the second-floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Katherine Anderson at 601-576-6850.

August 17, 2017
Thursday, August 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

September 08, 2017
Thursday, September 8, 9 a.m. at the Charlotte Capers Building in Jackson. The Permit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Department of Archives and History will hold its regular monthly meeting in the second-floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Katherine Anderson at 601-576-6850.

September 21, 2017
Thursday, September 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.

October

October 12, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 9 a.m. at the Charlotte Capers Building in Jackson. The Permit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Department of Archives and History will hold its regular monthly meeting in the second-floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Katherine Anderson at 601-576-6850.

October 17, 2017
Tuesday, October 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.

October 20, 2017
Friday, October 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.

October 26, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 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.

November

November 09, 2017
Thursday, November 9, 9 a.m. at the Charlotte Capers Building in Jackson. The Permit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Department of Archives and History will hold its regular monthly meeting in the second-floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Katherine Anderson at 601-576-6850.

November 16, 2017
Thursday, November 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.

November 16, 2017
Thursday, November 16, 1 p.m. in the Charlotte Capers Building in 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.

December

December 07, 2017
Thursday, December 7, 9 a.m. at the Charlotte Capers Building in Jackson. The Permit Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Department of Archives and History will hold its regular monthly meeting in the second-floor board room. The meeting is open to the public. For more information contact Katherine Anderson at 601-576-6850.