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February

Now - August 11, 2019
February 2–August 11 at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Spirits of the Passage: The Story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. A new exhibit at the Two Mississippi Museums showcases rare artifacts from the wreckage of a sunken slave ship. Along with 125 rarely seen artifacts from West Africa, Europe, and the Americas, the exhibit includes a replica of the once-crowded hull of the Henrietta Marie. Purchase tickets at the door or online at twomississippimuseums.com/spirits. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

February 20, 2019
Wednesday, February 20, noon–1 p.m. at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. As part of the History Is Lunch series, Natalie G. Adams and James H. Adams will present “Just Trying to Have School: The Struggle for Desegregation in Mississippi” in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium at the Two Mississippi Museums. Book sales and signing to follow. Free, no reservations required. For more information, call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

February 21, 2019
Thursday, February 21, noon–1 p.m. at the Manship House Museum. Forgotten Foodways: From Mrs. Beeton to Martha Stewart. Explore the importance of domestic household guides in the Victorian era with Jeff Klingfuss. Free, reservations recommended. For more information call 601-961-4724 or email info@manshiphouse.com.

February 26, 2019 - February 23, 2020
February 26, 2019–February 23, 2020 For the Record: Music, Storytelling, and Eudora Welty at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. This exhibit highlights the songs, artists, and albums that appeared in and inspired Eudora Welty’s writing. Free Monday–Friday from 8:30 a.m.to 5 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to noon. For more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

February 26, 2019
Tuesday, February 26, 5:30–8 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Former Rhode Island Chief Justice Frank Williams will present “Ulysses S. Grant, Reconstruction, and Civil Rights” in association with the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library at Mississippi State University. Free, for more information call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.ms.gov. Co-sponsored by the Mississippi Humanities Council.

February 27, 2019
Wednesday, February 27, noon–1 p.m. at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. As part of the History Is Lunch series, James T. Campbell and Elaine Owens will present “Mississippi Witness: The Photographs of Florence Mars” in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium at the Two Mississippi Museums. Book sales and signing to follow. Free, no reservations required. For more information, call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

February 28, 2019
Thursday, February 28, 6–7 p.m. at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Under the Light: Africa Before the Slave Trade. The museum’s new Under the Light series will take place in This Little Light of Mine central gallery. Jackson State University history professor Kofi Barima will discuss African societies that thrived before European contact and musicians will demonstrate African drumming. Free; for more information call 601-576-6800 or email info@mscivilrightsmuseum.com.

March

March 06, 2019
Wednesday, March 6, noon–1 p.m. at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. As part of the department's History Is Lunch series, Eric Etheridge will discuss his book Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium at the Two Mississippi Museums. Book sales and signing to follow. Free, no reservations required. For more information, call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

March 07, 2019
Thursday, March 7, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Face to Face with History. Students will interact with several figures from Mississippi history as they tour the Old Capitol Museum. Free, reservations required. To make a reservation, call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcaptiolmuseum.com.

March 08, 2019
Friday, March 8, 4–6:30 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. 5th Annual Bettye Jolly Lecture. The former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will deliver the lecture in Eudora Welty’s garden. Free, for more information call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

March 12, 2019 - March 15, 2019
Tuesday–Friday, March 12–15, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at the Museum of Mississippi History. Hands on History. Children ages 4 and up can step back in time with a thematic scavenger hunt to guide them through Mississippi history. Exploration stations throughout the museum will feature reproductions of historical artifacts to touch and examine. Included with admission to the Museum of Mississippi History. For more information call 601-576-6800 or email info@museumofmshistory.com.

March 12, 2019 - March 15, 2019
Tuesday–Friday, March 12–15, 10 a.m.–noon at the Old Capitol Museum. Spring Break Activities. Children will participate in various activities involving the Mississippi Hall of Fame and explore the history and architecture of the museum. For more information call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

March 13, 2019
Wednesday, March 13, noon–1 p.m. at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. As part of the department’s History Is Lunch series, Randall Kennedy will present “The Desegregation of Swimming Pools in Jackson: Palmer v. Thompson Reconsidered” in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium at the Two Mississippi Museums. Book sales and signing to follow. Free, no reservations required. For more information, call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

March 14, 2019
Thursday, March 14, 6–7 p.m. at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. Natchez Cuisine: An Exploration of Past Food Use by Native Communities in the Natchez Bluffs. Anna Graham will discuss the foodways of Natchez Bluff groups dating back to AD 750. Free, for more information call 601-446-6502 or email info@natchezgrandvillage.com.

March 16, 2019
Saturday, March 16, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Free Day. Admission to the Two Mississippi Museums is free during regular hours every third Saturday of the month. For more information call 601-576-6800 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

March 19, 2019
Thursday, March 19, 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.

March 20, 2019
Wednesday, March 20, noon–1 p.m. at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. As part of the department’s History Is Lunch series, Christian Pinnen will present “Race, Slavery, Empire: Natchez in the Eighteenth Century” in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium at the Two Mississippi Museums. Book sales and signing to follow. Free, no reservations required. For more information, call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

March 21, 2019
Thursday, March 21, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Two Mississippi Museums. Spring Teachers Workshop. Led by award-winning director and producer Dr. Wilma Clopton, the workshop will introduce teachers to documentary filmmaking and how to use it in the classroom. Registration is $60 in advance and is limited to twenty attendees. Register HERE. Participants will earn 0.8 CEUs through Mississippi College. For more information email outreachprograms@mdah.ms.gov or call 601-576-6997.

March 21, 2019
Thursday, March 21, 5:30–7:30 p.m. at Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Jackson. Under the Light: From Slavery to the Emancipation. Public historian Darryl White will present on the institution of slavery, the Civil War, and emancipation. The program will take place in the This Little Light of Mine central gallery. Free, for more information call 601-576-6800 or email info@mscivilrightsmuseum.com.

March 27, 2019
Wednesday, March 27, noon–1 p.m. at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. As part of the department’s History Is Lunch series, Karen Evers and Luke Lampton will present “Images in Mississippi Medicine” in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium at the Two Mississippi Museums. Book sales and signing to follow. Free, no reservations required. For more information, call 601-576-6998 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

March 30, 2019 - March 31, 2019
Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday, March 31, 1 p.m.–5 p.m., at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. 31st Annual Natchez Powwow. Two Day Southern Plains style Powwow featuring contemporary American Indian music and dance. Highlights of the event include Inter-tribal dancing, Gourd dancing, native foods and art. The event is open to the public and entry fee is $5 per adult and $3 per child. For more information call 601-446-6502 or email info@natchezgrandvillage.com.

April

April 18, 2019
Thursday, April 18, 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 601-576-6813.

April 19, 2019
Friday, April 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.

April 20, 2019
Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Free Day. Admission to the Two Mississippi Museums is free during regular hours every third Saturday of the month. For more information call 601-576-6800 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

April 20, 2019
Saturday, April 20, 1–3 p.m. at Winterville Mounds. Giant Egg Hunt. Children up to age 12 can participate in the annual egg hunt. For more information call 662-334-4684 or email info@wintervillemounds.com.

May

May 18, 2019
Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. at Historic Jefferson College. Great Big Yam Potatoes Old Time Music Festival and Fiddle Contest. Old-time musicians from across Mississippi gather for a day of performances. Talented fiddlers, young and old, will compete in a fiddle contest. For more information call 601-442-2901 or email info@historicjeffersoncollege.com.

May 18, 2019
Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Free Day. Admission to the Two Mississippi Museums is free during regular hours every third Saturday of the month. For more information call 601-576-6800 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

May 21, 2019
Thursday, May 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.

June

June 18, 2019
Thursday, June 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.

July

July 12, 2019
Friday, July 12, 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, 2019
Thursday, July 18, 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 601-576-6813.

August

August 20, 2019
Thursday, August 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.

September

September 17, 2019
Thursday, September 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.

October

October 24, 2019
Thursday, October 24, 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 601-576-6813.

October 25, 2019
Friday, October 25, 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.

November

November 19, 2019
Thursday, November 19, 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 06, 2019
Friday, December 6, 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.