Virtual Events

Break Through Brick Walls

A brick wall is not the end of the line for family research. Join professional genealogist Kim Richardson on Saturday, April 30, at 10 a.m. for Break through Brick Walls, a Zoom presentation about the most common oversights in genealogy research and how to overcome the supposed dead-end search for a particularly hard to find ancestor. Registration is free and space is limited. Click here to register online. Registration ends at noon on Friday, April 29.

Purloined Letters, Petrified Men, and More Teachers Workshop

The Eudora Welty House & Garden will host the virtual teachers workshop, "Purloined Letters, Petrified Men, and More: Welty, Poe, and the Confluences of Mystery Fiction" led by Michael Pickard, Millsaps College professor of English and creative writing, and Suzanne Marrs, Welty Foundation Scholar-in-Residence and Millsaps College emerita professor of English. Registration fee is $40 and participants will be given completion forms to send in to Millsaps College to receive their .5 CEU credit.

#WeltyatHome:A Virtual Book Club

On Mondays at noon, the Eudora Welty House & Garden will present online book discussions of William Faulkner's 1929 novel, The Sound and the Fury, led by University of Mississippi professor Jay Watson and Welty's friend and biographer Suzanne Marrs. This event is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, visit the Eudora Welty House & Garden Facebook page or email 

Beginning Genealogy

Curious about tracing your lost family history, but don’t know how or where to start? Join us for our virtual Beginning Genealogy workshop with MDAH director of library services Ally Mellon on Saturday, August 28, at 10 a.m. Participants will learn how to begin genealogical research and use public resources available in the MDAH archival collections. *UPDATE: Registration for this event is now full. 

Direct Action with Hezekiah Watkins

Join us virtually for the first edition of our new civil rights series, Direct Action with Hezekiah Watkins, on Thursday, July 22. Guest speaker and civil rights veteran Brenda Travis will discuss her involvement during the McComb Student Movement as a teenager when she and other fellow students staged the Burglund High School walkout in protest against racial discrimination. The program will stream live from the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Facebook page.


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