Mississippi State University Libraries is hosting the sixth annual E.O. Templeton Jr. History and Genealogy Fair on Saturday, June 1 at Mitchell Memorial Library.
Admission is free, but those interested in attending the 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. event are asked to register online at lib.msstate.edu/genealogy. Participants can purchase a boxed lunch.
Charles Ross and Jeffrey Jackson, co-chairs of the University of Mississippi Slavery Research Group, will give a 9:15 a.m. keynote presentation.
Pattye Archer, coordinator at MSU Libraries’ Digital Media Center, will lead a lunchtime “Make Your Own Family Tree” program.
At 2:30 p.m., Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Archivist Amanda Bell and Delta Chinese Heritage Museum Archivist Emily Jones will lead a panel discussion.
Other activities and workshops include:
Participants also can take tours of the library’s Charles H. Templeton Sr. Music Museum, John Grisham Room, Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, and Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana. The Special Collections Department will be open for genealogy research, and door prizes will be given away throughout the day.
Funding is provided in part from the Mississippi Humanities Council.
For more information, contact Jennifer McGillan, MSU Libraries assistant professor, at 662-325-3071 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about MSU Libraries at lib.msstate.edu.