Calendar of Events

Wednesday, June 16, at noon. History Is Lunch: The "White Knights" and the Murder of Vernon Dahmer.  As part of the department's #HistoryIsLunch series, Curtis Wilkie will discuss his new book When Evil Lived in Laurel: The "White Knights" and the Murder of Vernon Dahmer. The program will be held in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium under COVID-19 safety precautions and stream live from the MDAH Facebook page.

Sunday, June 20, 15 p.m. Free Sundays at the Two Mississippi Museums.  Admission to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and Museum of Mississippi History is free. 

Thursday, June 24, 57 p.m. History Happy Hour: Photography.  Join us for an evening of history and fun featuring photography and the protest artwork of civil rights activists in the I AM A MAN: Civil Rights Photographs in the American South, 19601970 special exhibit at the Two Mississippi Museums with free admission, refreshments, live entertainment, and a cash bar. Museum members can show their ID cards to receive a free drink. Face masks and social distancing guidelines are required. For more information, visit the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Facebook page. 

Friday, June 25, at 11 a.m.  R.E.A.D. (Read, Engage, and Discover). Editorial cartoonist Marshall Ramsey will present a reading and discussion of his children's book Banjo's Dream. The program will be held in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium under COVID-19 safety guidelines. For more information, visit the Museum of Mississippi History Facebook page.

Sunday, June 27, 15 p.m. Free Sundays at the Two Mississippi Museums.  Admission to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and Museum of Mississippi History is free.