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September

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.

September 21, 2018
Friday, September 21, 5:30–9:30 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Austen Film Series in the Welty Garden: Persuasion. We will kick off our third Jane Austen Film Series with Persuasion, a 1995 film starring Amanda Root and Ciarán . The Welty House lawn will open at 5:30, the program will begin at 6:45, and the movie will start at 7:15. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a snack. (If it rains,the program will be held in the Student Center Theater at Belhaven University.) This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com. Co-sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America-Mississippi Region(JASNA-MS), the Mississippi Humanities Council, and the Crossroads Film Society.

September 25, 2018
Tuesday, September 25, 4:30–6:30 p.m. at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and Museum of Mississippi History. Educator Evening. Mississippi teachers are invited to learn about school tours, review new educational materials, and explore the galleries at the Two Mississippi Museums. This event is FREE; register in advance through Eventbrite link. Free, for more information call 601-576-6997 or email outreachprograms@mdah.ms.gov.

September 26, 2018
Wednesday, September 26, 12 noon at the Two Mississippi Museums. As part of the department’s History Is Lunch series, Lucy Allen, David Morris, and Jimbo Harwell will present “The Architecture of the Two Mississippi Museums.” For more information call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

September 27, 2018
Thursday, September 27, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Old Capitol Bowl. A civics and history competition for students grades 9–12. Advance registration required. Call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

September 27, 2018
Thursday, September 27, 5–7 p.m. at the Manship House Museum. Game Night. Play Victorian board and card games. Ages 7 and up. Free, reservations required. For more information call 601-961-4724 or info@manshiphouse.com.

October

October 03, 2018
Wednesday, October 3, 12 noon at the Two Mississippi Museums. As part of the department’s History Is Lunch series, Robin S. Lattimore and Marc Matrana will discuss their book Southern Splendor: Saving Architectural Treasures of the Old South. Sales and signing to follow. For more information call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

October 05, 2018
Friday, October 5, 5:30–9:30 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Jane Austen Film Series: Belle. Join us on the Welty House lawn for a screening of the movie Belle. Released in 2013, the movie stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Tom Wilkinson and involves characters from Jane Austen's third novel, Mansfield Park. The grounds will open at 5:30 p.m., the program will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the film begins at 7 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a snack. (If it rains,the program will be held in the Student Center Theater at Belhaven University.) This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com. Co-sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America-Mississippi Region(JASNA-MS), the Mississippi Humanities Council, and the Crossroads Film Society.

October 10, 2018
Wednesday, October 10, 12 noon at the Old Captiol Museum. As part of the department’s History Is Lunch series, Brad Lieb will present “First Encounter, 1540 AD: Hernando de Soto and the Spanish Entrada into Chickasaw Nation.” For more information call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

October 13, 2018
Saturday, October 13, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. Mound Tour. Grand Village director Lance Harris will lead a driving tour of mound sites from Natchez to Vicksburg. Free, for more information call 601-446-6502 or email info@natchezgrandvillage.com.

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 17, 2018
Wednesday, October 17, 12 noon at the Two Mississippi Museums. As part of the department’s History Is Lunch series, Kathleen Bond will present “The Future of Natchez’s Past.” For more information call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

October 19, 2018
Friday, October 19, 5:30–9:30 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Austen Film Series in the Welty Garden: Austenland. Join us on the Welty House lawn for a screening of Austenland. Directed by Jerusha Hess and based on a 2007 novel by Stephenie Meyer, the 2013 Jane Austen-parody stars J.J. Field, Jane Seymour, and Bret McKenzie. The grounds will open at 5 p.m., the program will begin at 6 p.m., and the film will begin at 6:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and a snack. (If it rains,the program will be held in the Student Center Theater at Belhaven University.) This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com. Co-sponsored by the Jane Austen Society of North America-Mississippi Region(JASNA-MS), the Mississippi Humanities Council, and the Crossroads Film Society.

October 20, 2018
Saturday, October 20, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Two Mississippi Museums. Free Day. 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.

October 23, 2018
Tuesday, October 23, 6–8 p.m. at the Museum of Mississippi History. Native America. The Museum of Mississippi History will screen the PBS documentary Native America followed by a discussion with University of Mississippi anthropology professor Robbie Ethridge and members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Free, for more information call 601-576-6800 or email info@museumofmshistory.com.

October 24, 2018 - October 26, 2018
Wednesday–Friday, October 24–26, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Native American Days. Students learn about Native American life through crafts, pottery, basket-making, dancing, and more. Free. Registration required for school groups. Space is limited. To register call 662-334-4684 or email info@wintervillemounds.com.

October 24, 2018
Wednesday, October 24, 12 noon at the Two Mississippi Museums. As part of the department’s History Is Lunch series, Taiwo Gaynor, John Gibson, and Edie Greene will screen Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s documentary Fannie Lou Hamer: Stand Up. For more information call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

October 25, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 6:30–9 p.m. at Historic Jefferson College. Ghost Tales around the Campfire & Halloween Duck Hunt. Families are invited to listen to (not too scary) ghost tales around a bonfire. Afterwards, children can search the grounds and buildings for rubber ducks, which they get to keep. Bring a blanket, flashlight, and bag. Free, 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 25, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 6–8 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Night at the Mounds. The Quapaw Dance Troupe will perform traditional Native American dances. Free, for more information call 662-334-4684 or email info@wintervillemounds.com.

October 25, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 5–8 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Present Meets Past. Meet key figures who shaped the history of the Old Capitol and Mississippi. Free, for more information call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

October 26, 2018
Friday, October 26, 9 a.m. at the Templeton Music Museum in the Mitchell Memorial Library, Starkville. 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 27, 2018
Saturday, October 27, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at Historic Jefferson College. Black and Blue Civil War Program. Hear about the new Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum during the morning session and view living historians during the afternoon. Bring a blanket or chair. Free, for more information email forksyaroad@aol.com or call 601-442-4719.

October 31, 2018
Wednesday, October 31, 12 noon at the Two Mississippi Museums. As part of the department’s History Is Lunch series, Peter B. Miazza will discuss his new book Voices Heard from the Grave: Jackson’s Greenwood Cemetery. Sales and signing to follow. For more information call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

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 Social Studies Teacher Workshop. Concurrent sessions at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will feature presenters from across the state and nation. Cost is $60 in advance; $80 at the door. CEU credit available through Mississippi College. For more information call 601-576-6997 or email outreachprograms@mdah.ms.gov. To register visit https://tickets.mdah.ms.gov/Info.aspx?EventID=19.

November 07, 2018
Wednesday–Thursday, November 7–8, 8:30 a.m.–12 noon at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. Student Days. Students learn about local Native American cultures and French colonists. Free, registration required. For more information call 601-446-6502 or email info@natchezgrandvillage.com.

November 07, 2018
Wednesday, November 7, 12 noon at the Two Mississippi Museums. As part of the department’s History Is Lunch series, Jeff Giambrone will present “Mississippi in World War I.” For more information call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

November 08, 2018
Thursday, November 8, 12 noon–1 p.m. at the Manship House Museum. History of American Restaurant Culture. University of Southern Mississippi professor Andrew Haley will discuss the origins and evolution of restaurant dining in the United States. Free, for more information call 601-961-4724 or email info@manshiphouse.com.

November 08, 2018
Thursday, November 8, 6–8 p.m. at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. Native America. Grand Village will screen the PBS documentary Native America, and Natchez Great Sun Hutke Fields will discuss his role in the film and contemporary Native Natchez society. Free, for more information call 601-446-6502 or email info@natchezgrandvillage.com.

November 14, 2018
Wednesday, November 14, 12 noon at the Two Mississippi Museums. As part of the department’s History Is Lunch series, Joe Wise will present “Above the Trenches: Mississippians in the First Air War.” For more information call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

November 17, 2018
Saturday, November 17, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Two Mississippi Museums. Free Day. 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.

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 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, 4:30–8:30 p.m. Christmas by Candlelight Tour. This popular annual event features seasonal decorations, live holiday music, and refreshments at the Governor’s Mansion, Eudora Welty House and Garden, Manship House Museum, Mississippi State Capitol, Two Mississippi Museums, and Old Capitol Museum. The beloved model trains of Possum ridge will run at the Two Mississippi Museums. Free transportation will take visitors from site to site, with 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.