New Exhibit at the Old Capitol

If you’re in downtown Jackson beween now and and July 7, be sure to stop in to the Old Capitol Museum and spend some time with the “Photo History of Jackson” now on exhibit. According to the MDAH website:

The exhibit features early images of well-known buildings and documents Jackson’s development from a small town of modest homes to a bustling metropolis. The city’s first skyscraper, the circa-1903 state capitol, and the antebellum governor’s mansion are still in use.

Also highlighted in the exhibit are cultural and historical events such as the Tougaloo Nine’s 1961 “read-in” at the whites-only city library and an aerial shot of the 1979 Easter Sunday Flood.



Categories: Preservation People/Events

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  1. I will definitely check this out. Thanks.

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  2. The Old Capitol has been hosting MDAH’s History is Lunch Series this month as well and I saw the photo exhibit after going to one of the talks. I saw some “new” angles on familiar buildings while looking at the historic photos.

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  3. Great to know! Can’t wait to see this the next time I’m down that way. Interesting to see the changes over the decades; some good, some not so good. Killed my heart when the last grassy spot on Capitol St was filled in with a building (corner of Lamar & Capitol St.)

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  4. I saw it the other day before the HIL program. Great, but its to dark in the area and needs some lighting.

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