September: a focus on Native American artifacts and culture.
September 11 - We open our month's exhibit of a very large local collection of Native American artifacts.
September 14 - Deadline! 12 Angry Men Art Contest
September 19 - From 5 until 6:30 PM, representatives from the Chickasaw Nation will be on-hand to give presentations on Chickasaw weapons & tools, history, and culture. This event is designed to appeal to all ages!
October: civics and discourse
October 17 & 19 -
Come see our production of the American classic 12 Angry Men, right here within our historic courtroom walls! Productions begin at 7 PM. Contact the museum office at 662.423.3500 during museum hours to purchase advanced tickets!
October 26 -
Want to hear local candidates speak from the hip about local issues and qualifications for their office?
Come out to hear questions posed to candidates for public office in our area during this moderated debate event. We are very excited to offer this first time opportunity to hear candidates speak freely and without preparation.
We regret that this event has been cancelled due to lack of candidate interest.
November: a salute to World War II
November 2 -
"The Story within the Pearl Harbor Story"
11 AM - 12:30 PM, Tom Kimmel, grandson of Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, Commander of the Pacific Fleet during WWII, will give details of the Pearl Harbor Attack. Tom Kimmel is himself a noted Pearl Harbor scholar, a former FBI agent, and a descendant of a family distinguished in military service for many generations.
November 8 -
"D-Day Girls: Female Spies who Helped Win the Second World War"
12 PM - 1 PM. Bring a lunch and listen as Dr. Adrienne Phillips offers a presentation on women who were key to the success of the Allies in the Normandy Invasion.
November 9 -
"Stars & Stripes Garden Party"
10 AM - 11:30 AM. Come ahead of the Veteran's Day Parade to attend this USO-style garden event hosted in conjunction with the Pilot Club of Iuka at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Neil Davis. Guests will be able to step back in time for a delightful morning of live 40s band music and refreshment.
November 12 -
"WW II Community Show and Tell"
6 PM - 8 PM. For this event, WE WANT YOU to come to the museum and share family mementos and stories of your family's involvement with World War II. We all have our heroes that we know well--this is an opportunity to let the whole community share in the pride that we feel for those special people. If you would like a table space to create a display, please let museum staff know by Nov. 7.
November 16 -
"Guns of World War "
11 AM - 12:30 PM. Local gunsmith and firearms expert and historian Eddie Bobo will be on-hand to offer a presentation on a number of WWII rifles, with an emphasis on the M1 Garand, the gun Gen. George C. Patton called "the greatest battle implement ever developed."
Also, November 16 -
"Comics and WWII: Kids, Culture, & War through a Four-Color Lens"
2 PM - until. How did kids 8-14ish view WWII? What did they see and hear from American Pop Culture when the Second World War started? How did comic books inform, shape, and yes, propagandize what was happening overseas?
Come hear Jim Butler, Harvard-trained attorney, historian, and high-end comic collector tell how Superman, Batman, Captain America, Wonder Woman, and superheroes you’ve never heard of took the fight to the Axis...and hold in your own hands dozens of actual 75+ year old comic books from the WWII era.
WARNING-racial and gender stereotypes and caricatures will be on display.