Society Programs 2012
10:00am at the Seminary Depot, Seminary, Mississippi
Saturday, January 21 - "Brainstorming/Planning" Brainstorming and planning session for the MSCCGHS in 2012, from 10:00am - 12:00 noon.
Saturday, February 18 - "Italian Strawberry Farmers of Louisiana & Mississippi" by Rose Ingram. The program on Italians in Covington County continues with a presentation on their culture, customs, and food. Rose, wife of Frank Ingram, will have a cookbook for sale and will present an in-depth look at the Strawberry farmers who helped to shape our Covington County History.
Saturday, March 17 - "Covington County's Irish Heritage" by Clark Lowery. St. Patrick's Day is a great time to come and learn about the Irish culture and customs that have been brought to America through language, music, food, and other means. Clark, a Covington County native who now resides in Laurel Mississippi, will present the program based on his five years living in Ireland. He has organized the Emerald Accent, celtic band, which will help him show the Irish music part of the program. Clark is a member of our Society and a Lowery family researcher. The program will start at 10:00am at the Multipurpose building at the Seminary School. (e-mail us for directions)
Friday, March 23 - "Field Trip - John C. McLaurin house (1861)" by Mack Gardner descendant of John C. McLaurin. He will also share information found at the house that date back to the mid 1880's. We can also have a picnic lunch at the house. The McLauring cemetery is not far also. (e-mail us for directions)
Saturday, April 21 - "Historic marking - Old Williamsburg General Cemetery" by the Thomas Lacy Chapter of the Colonial Dames XVII. Society members and interested persons are invited to attend the marking of the cemetery that was restored in April 2010. The Thomas Lacy Chapter members will be placing a historical plaque on the Cemetery fence of the Old General Cemetery in Williamsburg. Our Society will be in attendance to support their effort. This event will be in place of our April meeting and all Society business will be postponed until our May meeting. The event will be held at 10:00am and the cemetery is located a few miles from Collins, Mississippi.
Saturday, May 19 - "Covington County Family Fiar-Planning" Planning and preparing for the 2nd Covington County Family Fair at the Depot. This would be a good time for members and guest to ask genealogy questions.
Saturday, June 16 - "Scotland Heritage in Covington County" by Hugh and Susan Kershaw of Scotland. Susan Monroe Kershaw a native Mississippian and resident of Scotland for 23 years will be contrasting Scotland and Mississippi. She will give a brief history of Scotland and the heritage brought to Mississippi by some of our ancestors. Her husband, Hugh, was born in Scotland. Shortbread and haggis will be served.
Saturday, July 21 - "2nd Covington County Family Fair" Researchers of Covington County families will have a second opportunity to meet and talk with Covington County researchers from all over the United States about Covington County genealogy. The event is free to the public and will be held from 9:00am - 12:00 noon. The location will be the Covington County Multipurpose building located two miles North of Collins, Mississippi just off Highway 49.
Saturday, August 18 - "Part II of Irish Heritage" by Clark Lowery. A continuation of the Irish Program from March. The program will include more information about life in Ireland, the Irish ditch diggers of Covington County, more Irish stories, and a comparsion of Celtic music to Appalachian music.
Saturday, September 15 - "To be Announced!" ~ Event ~
Saturday, October 20 - "Native American Archaelogy in Covington County" ~ Event ~
Saturday, November 17 - "Covington Veterans of the Viet Nam era will be honored" Location of the program will be announced.
Saturday, December 8 - "To be Announced!" ~ Event ~
Special Tours- "Field Trips" scheduled throughout the year tenatively including the Hosey Farmhouse, Green County Courthouse Museum, and Pascagoula Genealogy Library. Dates to be announced as they are scheduled!
For more information, please contact Janet Smith.