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Upcoming Programs

Annual Welty Teachers Workshop:  House of Fiction

Friday, February 24, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $35

This year’s workshop will explore the significance of Eudora Welty’s actual home: her collection of letters, correspondence, large eclectic library, collections of artwork, music, and the garden that surrounds it. Discussions will be led by Dr. Suzanne Marrs, Welty Foundation Scholar-in-Residence and Millsaps College emerita professor of English, and Dr. Michael Pickard, assistant professor of English and creative writing at Millsaps College.  0.5 CEU credits available through Millsaps College. For more information or to register call 601-353-7762 or email

Summer Teachers School

June 19—23, 2017
William F. Winter Archives and History Building, Jackson

Learn how to teach your students about Mississippi’s complex history using primary sources from our state archives. Join us for the third annual MDAH Summer Teachers School in Jackson from June 19 through 23, 2017. Participants receive a $340 stipend and earn 3 CEU credits through Mississippi College. Applications open January 2017 and are due April 21, 2017. For more information email or call 601-576-6997.

Past Program Resources

32nd Annual Social Studies Teachers Workshop: Mississippi Moving Forward: 1955-1979

Friday, November 4, 2016, 8 a.m – 3 p.m.
Old Capitol Museum, Jackson

“Mississippi Moving Forward” is the theme of the annual Social Studies Teachers Workshop. Scholars and professionals will discuss topics including civil rights, industry, and agriculture and how to present the material in the classroom. A half CEU credit is available through Mississippi College. Registration cost is $40 and deadline is October 28. Download the schedule and registration form here. For more information or to register, email

31st Annual Social Studies Teachers Workshop: Hardship, Conflict, and Change: 1930-1954

Friday, November 6, 2015, 8 a.m – 3 p.m.
Old Capitol Museum, Jackson

The 31st Annual Social Studies Teachers Workshop was held on Friday, November 6, 2015. It focused on the tumultuous years 1929 through 1954. Sessions included a look at the New Deal in Mississippi; the rise of the Dixiecrats; the shift of African Americans in World War II and the Korean War; and documenting Mississippi’s separate but equal policies in schools. Participants were eligible for a .5 CEU credit from Mississippi College. For more information email

Connie LesterMississippi Economy in the Great Depression (PowerPoint); Resource Materials (PDF)
Chad Daniels – The South in World War II (PowerPoint)
Charles Chamberlain – Shift of African American Roles in World War II and the Korean War (PowerPoint); Resource Materials (PDF)
Jason Morgan Ward – Rise of the Dixiecrats (PowerPoint)
Jay Watson – Faulkner on Hardship, Conflict, and Change 1930-1954 (PowerPoint)
Connie LesterDiversification of Mississippi’s Economics (PowerPoint)
Jennifer BaughnDocumenting Separate but Equal (PowerPoint)
Claire GwaltneyOverview of MDAH Educational Resources and Online Materials (PowerPoint)


MDAH Spring Social Studies Teachers Workshop: Women of Mississippi History

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Natchez Convention Center, Natchez

From the matriarchal societies of Native Americans to the women of the Civil Rights Movement, women have left their mark on the state of Mississippi. Educators learned about women’s roles during the Civil War, Vera Anderson (Mississippi’s answer to Rosie the Riveter), and more on February 21. PowerPoint presentations from the workshop are available at the links below. For more information email



30th Annual Social Studies Teachers Workshop: Turn of the Century Mississippi

The 2014 Annual Social Studies Teachers Workshop on Turn-of-the-Century Mississippi was held November 7, 2014 at the Old Capitol Museum in Jackson. PowerPoint programs presented at the Workshop have been made available by permission of the presenters (see links below). For more information, email