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Mississippi Literary Map

August 19

The Mississippi Literary Map project will create an updates visual map of Mississippi's authors. It will feature diverse mix of classic and emerging voices from the state. Copies of the map will be on display in Mississippi's public libraries and distributed to the state's 13 welcome centers, with public programming at three library sites at Read More >

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8:00 am
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2017 Old Tishomingo County Genealogy Fair

August 19 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Waldron St. Christian Church, 816 Waldron St.
Corinth , MS 38834 United States

Alcorn County Genealogy Society, Prentiss County Genealogical & Historical Society, and Tishomingo County Historical & Genealogical Society will engage the services of scholars specialized in Grave Dowsing, Research available at the Mississippi Department of Archives & History with emphasis on African-American and Native American Genealogy, and DNA research.

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9:00 am
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Mississippi Book Festival

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mississippi State Capitol, 400 High St
Jackson, MS 39201 United States

A Literary Lawn Party: August 19, 2017!  FREE ADMISSION | FREE PARKING | OPEN TO PUBLIC 150+ Authors | 30+ Panels | Live Interviews | Book Signings | Kid Activities | Capitol Tours The Mississippi Book Festival’s annual “literary lawn party” on the grounds of the Mississippi State Capitol Building turns the historic landmark into a Read More >

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9:30 am

Mississippi Marathon Read

August 19 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
State Capitol, Room 204, 400 High Street
Jackson, MS United States

The MHC is proud to partner with the Mississippi Library Commission in the first ever Mississippi Marathon Read at the Mississippi Book Festival August 19! Come celebrate the publication of the new Mississippi Literary Map, funded by a Bicentennial Grant from MHC and Visit Mississippi.  From 9:30 to 5, 15 Festival panelists will read from Read More >

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5:00 pm
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Women of Mississippi on Film

August 19 @ 5:00 pm
Locals Restaurant & Bar, 309 North Lamar
Oxford, MS United States

The Oxford Film Festival and Sarah Isom Center are teaming up to celebrate the image of the Mississippi women in the Centennial celebration. With 6 films as part of the monthly series, the two will screen a film and then lead a panel discussion about the main female protagonist in each film and the interpretation Read More >

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8:00 pm
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Sunset Presentation of the Blues Documentary “M for Mississippi” in Deweese Park

August 19 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Deweese Park, 802 Holland Ave
Philadelphia, MS 39250 United States

Take part in the Neshoba County Red Clay Hills Bicentennial Celebration!  Bring the family. some chairs and blankets, to Deweese Park to join the Neshoba County Red Clay Hills Bicentennial Celebration in watching the interesting documentary, M for Mississippi at Sundown! (And maybe even get the chance to hear some live blues!) Admission is free and concessions Read More >

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