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June

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.

Now - February 01, 2020
February 26, 2019–February 23, 2020 at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. For the Record: Music, Storytelling, and Eudora Welty. For the Record highlights the songs, artists, and albums that either inspired Eudora Welty or appear in her writing. Free Tuesday–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.

June 26, 2019
Roger Ward will present "A Closer Look: Silhouette Artists in Antebellum Mississippi."

June 27, 2019
Thursday, June 27, 6–7 p.m. at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Under the Light: This Little Light of Mine. The Under the Light series takes visitors on a deep dive into each of its eight galleries. The subject of this edition of the series is the museum’s central gallery, This Little Light of Mine. Movement veterans  Meredith Anding Jr., Hezekiah Watkins, and Dolores Lynch Williams will speak. For more information call 601-576-6800 or email info@mscivilrightsmuseum.com.

June 27, 2019
Thursday, June 27, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Day Care Days. Participants are invited to a day of fun activities and educational games. Advanced registration is required. To register, call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

June 27, 2019
Thursday, June 27, 3–4 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Storytime on the Side Porch. On Thursdays during the month of June, pre-K through fourth grade children participate in summer reading and crafts on the porch of the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Free. Co-sponsored by Lemuria Books. For more information, call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

June 28, 2019
Friday, June 28, 11 a.m.–noon at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Read, Engage, and Discover: Maggie Wade. WLBT television anchor and children’s advocate Maggie Wade will read She Stood for Freedom: The Untold Story of Civil Rights Hero, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland by Loki Mulholland. For more information call 601-576-6800 or email info@mscivilrightsmuseum.com.

July

July 03, 2019
Christopher Span will discuss his book "From Cotton Field to Schoolhouse: African American Education in Mississippi, 1862-1875."

July 08, 2019 - July 12, 2019
Monday–Friday, July 8–12, 9 a.m.–noon at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. Discovery Week: Time Travel Challenge. Children ages 8–10 will join a village to learn about the lifeways and survival skills of the Natchez Indians and French colonists in the 1700s. Hands-on activities will include stickball, pottery and bead making, cooking, orienteering, archery, and archaeology. Cost is $50 per child and space is limited. Registration ends June 28. For more information, call 601-446-6502 or email info@natchezgrandvillage.com.

July 10, 2019 - July 12, 2019
Wednesday–Friday, July 10–12, 10 a.m.–noon. at Winterville Mounds. 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. Free. For more information or to register, call 662-334-4684 or email info@wintervillemounds.com.

July 10, 2019
Kathryn B. McKee will present "Mississippi in the Work of Sherwood Bonner."

July 11, 2019
Thursday, July 11, 5–7 p.m. at the Two Mississippi Museums. History Happy Hour. Join us at the Museum of Mississippi History for History Happy Hour, a quarterly event featuring flash tours, live entertainment, and activities highlighting the museum’s collection and exhibits. Free, complimentary happy hour food will be provided along with a cash bar. The Lucky Hand Blues Band will perform. For more information email info@museumofmshistory.com or call 601-576-6800.

July 12, 2019
Friday, July 12, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Freedom Song Friday. Learn about the power of music and its impact on the Civil Rights Movement. Flonzie Brown Wright, civil rights veteran, will teach freedom songs and discuss her experience in the movement. For more information call 601-576-6800 or email info@mscivilrightsmuseum.com.

July 15, 2019 - July 19, 2019
Monday–Friday, July 15–19, 9 a.m.–noon at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. Discovery Week: Time Travel Challenge. Children ages 5–7 will learn about historic Natchez Native American life and culture through crafts, projects, and activities that include pottery, jewelry, musical instruments, masks, games, and storytelling. Cost is $25 per child and space is limited. Registration ends June 28. For more information, call 601-446-6502 or email info@natchezgrandvillage.com.

July 16, 2019
Tuesday, July 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.

July 17, 2019 - July 19, 2019
Wednesday–Friday, July 17–19, 10 a.m.–noon. at Winterville Mounds. 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. Free. For more information or to register, call 662-334-4684 or email info@wintervillemounds.com.

July 17, 2019
Timothy B. Smith will present "The Real Horse Soldiers: Benjamin Grierson’s Epic 1863 Civil War Raid through Mississippi."

July 18, 2019
Thursday, July 18, 6–7 p.m. at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians. Speaker Series: Battlefield Project. Lance Harris, site director of the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, will discuss the work of past archaeologists and their interpretations of the Grand Village site. Vin Steponaitis, professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will discuss archival research and more recent interpretations of Grand Village. Tony Boudreaux and Stephen Harris of the Center for Archaeological Research will discuss the National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) grant and the work being conducted at Grand Village. For more information call 601-446-6502 or email info@natchezgrandvillage.com.

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.

July 19, 2019
Friday, July 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.

July 24, 2019
James Pate will present "Pickett's History of Mississippi."

July 25, 2019
Thursday, July 25, 6–7 p.m. at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Under the Light: A Closed Society. The Under the Light series takes visitors on a deep dive into each of its eight galleries. The subject of this edition of the series is the museum’s fourth gallery, A Closed Society, which will examine the impact that Emmett Till’s murder had on the Civil Rights Movement. Daphne Chamberlain, dean of Division of Social Sciences at Tougaloo College, will present. The program will take place in This Little Light of Mine gallery. For more information call 601-576-6800 or email info@mscivilrightsmuseum.com.

July 26, 2019
Friday, July 26, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Read, Engage, and Discover: Katina Rankin. Memphis news anchor and author Katina Rankin will read her book Medgar Evers: He Taught His Kids to Crawl so We Could Stand. She will sign copies of her books throughout the day. For more information call 601-576-6800 or email info@mscivilrightsmuseum.com.

July 31, 2019
Tom Howorth will present "Frederick A.P. Barnard: The Man and the Observatory."

August

August 07, 2019
Wednesday, August 7, 5–7 p.m. at the Eudora Welty House and Garden. Book Signing with Lisa Howorth. Join us for an evening with co-founder of Oxford’s Square Books and former librarian Lisa Howorth as she discusses her book Flying Shoes. Signing and reception will begin at 5 p.m., and her presentation and a reception will follow. Co-sponsored by Lemuria Books. For more information, call 601-353-7762 or email info@eudoraweltyhouse.com.

August 15, 2019
Thursday, August 15, 7–10 p.m. at the Old Capitol Museum. Trivia Night at the old Capitol Museum. The museum is partnering with the Mississippi Library Commission for this year's trivia night. Cost of entry is $12 (cash only) per person and includes food and three drink tickets. Up to six people per team. The first place team will win a CASH prize. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the game will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

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.

August 22, 2019
Thursday, August 22, 6–7 p.m. at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Under the Light: A Tremor in the Iceberg. The Under the Light series takes visitors on a deep dive into each of its eight galleries. The subject of this edition of the series is the museum’s fifth gallery, A Tremor in the Iceberg, which examines youth involvement in the Civil Rights Movement. Millsaps College history professor Stephanie Rolph will present. The program will take place in This Little Light of Mine gallery. For more information call 601-576-6800 or email info@mscivilrightsmuseum.com.

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.