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October

Now - January 12, 2018
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 - October 31, 2017
Oct 1-31 at the Old Capitol Museum. The Mummy Returns. The Old Capitol’s most famous visitor returns for the month of October. For more information, call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

October 25, 2017
Wednesday-Friday, October 25-27, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Native American Days. Native American Days will feature Native American arts and crafts, storytelling, games, food, dancing, singing, primitive weapons, and children’s activities. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information, call 662-334-4684 or email info@wintervillemounds.com.

October 25, 2017
Wednesday, October 25, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, staff from the Mississippi Museum of Art will discuss their bicentennial exhibit “Picturing Mississippi, 1817-2017: Land of Plenty, Pain, and Promise,” which will open December 9. For more information call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

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.

October 26, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 6:30-9 p.m. at Historic Jefferson College. Ghost Tales and Duck Hunt. Families are invited to listen to (not too scary) ghost tales, related to local story tellers, while gathered around a blazing bonfire. Families should bring a blanket, flashlight, and bag. Free. For more information, contact info@historicjeffersoncollege.com or call 601-442-2901.

October 26, 2017
Thursday, October 26, 5–8 p.m. at Old Capitol Museum. Present Meets Past. Meet key figures who helped shape the history of Mississippi. Nine living history performers will portray Fannie Lou Hamer, William Lattimore, Governor Andrew Longino, John R. Lynch, Burnita Shelton Matthews, Isaiah T. Montgomery, Annie Coleman Peyton, Ida B. Wells, and Stark Young. For more information call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

October 28, 2017
Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Mississippi Archaeological Expo. A hands-on family fair for school-age children and adults held during Mississippi Archaeology Month, which is an annual October observance. The Expo is a day-long special event featuring educational and fun activities for all ages, such as demonstrations of archaeological techniques as well as prehistoric and historic lifeways. This free event takes place rain or shine. For more information, call 662-334-4684 or email info@wintervillemounds.com.

November

November 01, 2017
Wednesday, November 1, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, Panny Mayfield will discuss her new book of photography Live from the Mississippi Delta. Sales and signing to follow. For more information call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

November 08, 2017
Wednesday, November 8, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, editor Ted Ownby will discuss the new Mississippi Encyclopedia. Sales and signing to follow. For more information call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

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 11, 2017 - November 12, 2017
Saturday-Sunday, November 11-12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., battle at 2 p.m. at Historic Jefferson College. Wirt Adams Raid Natchez Civil War Reenactment. Reenactors from around the South gather to recreate Wirt Adams’s raid into Natchez. The public is welcome to attend and watch as “Yankees” and “Rebels” reenact the battle in the “bowl.” There will be plenty of cannons and black-powder muskets firing, cavalry galloping and infantry advancing! For more information, email info@historicjeffersoncollege.com or call 601-442-2901.

November 15, 2017
Wednesday, November 15, noon–1 p.m. at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building. As part of the History Is Lunch series, Karen L. Cox will discuss her new book Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South. Sales and signing to follow. For more information call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

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.

December 09, 2017 - December 10, 2017
Saturday, December 9, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. at the Two Mississippi Museums. Opening Day and Bicentennial Celebration. Join us for the opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. The celebration is the centerpiece of Mississippi's bicentennial year festivities. The event is open to all and will include music, speakers, and food trucks. For more information or free timed tickets on opening day, visit twomuseumsopening.com.