Nature Mandalas in the Welty Garden

Discover the tranquility of nature in a family-friendly outdoor activity at the Eudora Welty House & Garden. Guests will learn how to design their very own mandalas using foliage from the Welty Garden. Participants are encouraged to bring a basket or container to forage for natural materials. Face masks and social distancing guidelines are required while on site. Email to RVSP for this free event.

Advanced Genealogy: Tracing Your African American Ancestors

Having challenges with researching your African American ancestors? MDAH Curator of Research and Genealogy Joyce Dixon-Lawson will lead an online workshop using the probate records, deed records, Census records, and personal diaries of former slave owners available at MDAH. Dixon-Lawson will also answer questions and offer tips to help participants negotiate slavery's legacy to find their ancestors. Registration is $10 per person.

Holiday Open House at the Two Mississippi Museums

Join us for the free holiday open house event at the Mississippi Museum Store featuring special discounts on store items for visitors and museum members, raffle prizes, artist and maker meet-and-greet opportunities, and tasty samplings from Nick Wallace Culinary. The popular Possum Ridge model train exhibit will be on display in the Nancy and Ray Neilsen Hall of History. Face masks and social distancing are required. For more information, call 601-576-6921 or email

Veterans Day Ceremony

MDAH is partnering with the Daughters of the American Revolution, Mississippi Veterans Affairs, and the Mississippi War Veterans Memorial Commission to honor Mississippians who serve and have served in the United States Armed Forces on Tuesday, November 7, at 10:30 a.m. The event will be held on Entergy Mississippi Plaza at the Two Mississippi Museums with COVID-19 safety precautions in place.

Mississippi Unbound: Race Against Time

Renowned investigative reporter Jerry Mitchell will join us for a live discussion featuring his new book, Race Against Time, the undercover story behind the reopenings of four notorious civil rights cases: the assassination of Medgar Evers in Jackson, the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, the murders of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner in Neshoba County, and the fatal firebombing of Vernon Dahmer Sr. in Hattiesburg.


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