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June

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.

June 21, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 3–4 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Storytime on the Side Porch. On Thursdays during the month of June, children participate in summer reading and crafts on the porch of the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Open to pre-K through fourth graders. Free, no reservations necessary. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com. Co-sponsored by Lemuria Books.

June 21, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Day Care Days. Participants are invited to day of fun activities and educational games. Registration is required. To register, call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

June 27, 2018
Wednesday, June 27, noon–1 p.m. in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium at the Two Mississippi Museums. As part of the department’s History Is Lunch series, Stephanie Clanton Rolph will discuss her new book Resisting Equality: The Citizens’ Council in Three Movements. Sales and signing to follow. For more information, call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

June 28, 2018
Thursday, June 28, 3–4 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Storytime on the Side Porch. On Thursdays during the month of June, children participate in summer reading and crafts on the porch of the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Open to pre-K through fourth graders. Free, no reservations necessary. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com. Co-sponsored by Lemuria Books.

June 28, 2018
Thursday, June 28, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Day Care Days. Participants are invited to day of fun activities and educational games. Registration is required. To register, call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

July

July 08, 2018
Sunday, July 8, 1:30–5 p.m. at the Museum of Mississippi History. Summer Sunday Series: Archaeology Day. Do you like to get dirty, find clues, solve puzzles, or learn about the past? Discover how people lived in the past through hands-on archaeological experiences for families. Activities include mock digging, pottery-making, and flint knapping demonstrations. For more information, call 601-576-6800 or email info@museumofmshistory.com.

July 09, 2018 - July 13, 2018
Monday–Friday, July 9–13, 9 a.m.–noon at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. Discovery Week: Time Travel Challenge. Children ages 8–10 will travel back in time and learn archery, stickball, basketry, fire building, and other skills, crafts, and games used by the Natchez Indians and French colonists in the 1700s. Cost is $50 per child and space is limited. Registration ends June 29. For more information, call 601-446-6502 or email info@natchezgrandvillage.com.

July 11, 2018 - July 13, 2018
Wednesday–Friday, July 11–13, 10 a.m.–noon at Winterville Mounds. Summer Fun Days. Summer Fun Days. Children will learn about Native American culture through arts and crafts and special presentations. Activities include pottery making, beading, face painting, storytelling, headband making, hand-rattle construction, as well as archery. Registration for individuals or groups is required ahead of time. Admission is free. For more information or to register, please call 662-334-4684 or email info@wintervillemounds.com.

July 11, 2018
Wednesday, July 11, noon–1 p.m. at the Two Mississippi Museums. As part of the department’s History Is Lunch series, University of Mississippi associate professor of sociology B. Brian Foster will present “'That’s for the White Folks’: Race, Culture, and (Un)Making Place in the Rural South.” For more information, call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

July 16, 2018
Monday, July 16, 3–4 p.m. at the Manship House Museum. Crafts from the Past. Children ages 5–12 will explore life during the nineteenth century through crafts and other activities. Free. Reservations required. For more information, call 601-961-4724 or info@manshiphouse.com.

July 16, 2018 - July 20, 2018
Monday–Friday, July 16–20, 9 a.m.–noon at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. Little Discovery Week Crafts & Contests. Children ages 5–7 will learn about historic Natchez Native American life and culture through crafts, projects, and activities that include pottery, mask making, a mound building relay, and meeting animals native to the area. Cost is $25 per child and space is limited. Registration ends June 29. For more information, call 601-446-6502 or email info@natchezgrandvillage.com.

July 17, 2018
Tuesday, July 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.

July 18, 2018 - July 20, 2018
Wednesday–Friday, July 18–20, 10 a.m.–noon at Winterville Mounds. Summer Fun Days. Summer Fun Days. Children will learn about Native American culture through arts and crafts and special presentations. Activities include pottery making, beading, face painting, storytelling, headband making, hand-rattle construction, as well as archery. Registration for individuals or groups is required ahead of time. Admission is free. For more information or to register, please call 662-334-4684 or email info@wintervillemounds.com.

July 18, 2018
Wednesday, July 18, noon–1 p.m. at the Two Mississippi Museums. As part of the department’s History Is Lunch series, Julian Rankin will discuss his new book Catfish Dream: Ed Scott’s Fight for His Family Farm and Racial Justice in the Mississippi Delta. Sales and signing to follow. For more information, call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

July 19, 2018
Thursday, July 19, 1 p.m. in the second floor conference room of 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 19, 2018
Thursday, July 19, 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, 2018
Friday, July 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.

July 21, 2018
Saturday, July 21, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Two Mississippi Museums. Free Day at the Two Mississippi Museums. Admission to the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum is free the third Saturday of each month. For more information, call 601-576-6800 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

July 25, 2018
Wednesday, July 25, noon–1 p.m. at the Two Mississippi Museums. As part of the department’s History Is Lunch series, Saint Louis University law professor Anders Walker will discuss his new book The Burning House: Jim Crow and the Making of Modern America. Sales and signing to follow. For more information, call 601-576-6800 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

August

August 18, 2018
Saturday, August 18, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Two Mississippi Museums. Free Day at the Two Mississippi Museums. Admission to the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum is free the third Saturday of each month. For more information, call 601-576-6800 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

August 21, 2018
Tuesday, August 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.

September

September 15, 2018
Saturday, September 15, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. at Historic Jefferson College. Reveille. Historic Jefferson College, the birthplace of the state, will kick off a day full of festivities. Activities include behind-the-scenes tours of historic buildings and living history on the grounds. Live music and food vendors will be on site. For more information, call 601-442-2901 or email info@historicjeffersoncollege.com.

September 15, 2018
Saturday, September 15, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Two Mississippi Museums. Free Day at the Two Mississippi Museums. Admission to the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum is free the third Saturday of each month. For more information, call 601-576-6800 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

September 18, 2018
Tuesday, September 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.

September 22, 2018 - September 23, 2018
Saturday–Sunday, September 22–23, 1–7 p.m. on Saturday and 1–5 p.m. on Sunday at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. Music at the Mounds. This event features two days of Americana and Roots Music concerts performed by regional acts. Cuisine and art vendors will be available. Cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child. Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended. For more information, call 601-446-6502 or email info@natchezgrandvillage.com.

October

October 16, 2018
Tuesday, October 16, 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 19, 2018
Friday, October 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.

October 25, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 6:30 p.m.–9 p.m. at Historic Jefferson College. Ghost Tales Around the Campfire & Halloween Duck Hunt. Families are invited out to listen to (not too scary) ghost tales, related by local story tellers, while gathered around a blazing bonfire. Afterwards, children can search the grounds and buildings for rubber ducks, which they get to keep. Families should bring a blanket, flashlight, and bag. There is no charge for this program. For more information, call 601-442-2901 or email info@historicjeffersoncollege.com.

October 25, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 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 27, 2018
Saturday, October 27, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. at Historic Jefferson College. Black and Blue Civil War Program. A day of living history will be held at the eleventh annual Black and Blue Civil War program. The program will be held on the grounds of Historic Jefferson College, and will move inside the historic West Wing in case of rain. Bring chairs or blankets. Food vendors will be on site, and there is no cost to attend. For more information, email forksyaroad@aol.com or call 601-442-4719.

November

November 01, 2018
Thursday, November 1, 1 p.m. in the second floor conference of the Charlotte Capers Building, 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.

November 02, 2018
Friday, November 2, 8 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Two Mississippi Museums. 33rd Annual Social Studies Teacher Workshop. Registration begins August 2018. Cost is $50 in advance; $70 at the door. CEU credit available through Mississippi College. For more information, contact 601-576-6997 or email outreachprograms@mdah.ms.gov.

November 20, 2018
Tuesday, November 20, 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.

December

December 07, 2018
Friday, December 7, 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.