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September 21, 2019
Saturday, September 21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Smithsonian magazine Museum Day. Join us at the Eudora Welty House and Garden, Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, Museum of Mississippi History, Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Old Capitol Museum, and Winterville Mounds on Saturday, September 21, to mark Smithsonian magazine’s fifteenth annual Museum Day. Participating museums throughout the nation are emulating the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based museums. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is a Smithsonian Affiliate. For more information, please visit

September 26, 2019

Thursday, September 26, 6 p.m.–7 p.m. at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Under the Light: I Question America. 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 sixth gallery, I Question America, which explores Mississippi Freedom Summer and the creation of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.

Dr. Leslie McLemore will discuss his involvement in the movement and his relationship with Fannie Lou Hamer. Sharon Miles, director of education at New Stage Theater, will perform “Let it Shine: A Visit with Fannie Lou Hamer.” The program will take place in This Little Light of Mine gallery. For more information call 601-576-6800 or email Share the Facebook event with your friends.


November 01, 2019

Friday, November 1, 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m. at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson. MDAH will host the 34th Social Studies Teachers Workshop. Concurrent sessions will be held throughout the day. Highlights include a presentation from staff of George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and a tour of Jackson’s significant sites in the Civil Rights Movement led by Robby Luckett, director of the Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University.

The cost is $60 in advance and $80 the day of. The first 100 applicants will receive a $30 scholarship funded by George Washington’s Mount Vernon to go towards their registration fee. Included is lunch and admission to the Two Mississippi Museums. Earn 0.7 CEUs for an additional fee. Register online HERE. For more information email or call 601-576-6997.