Statehood Day Includes Address By Graves

Federal judge James E. Graves, Jr., will be the speaker for the third annual Statehood Day celebration in the historic House of Representatives Chamber of the Old Capitol Museum. The program commemorates Mississippi’s entrance into the Union on December 10, 1817. A reception will follow.

“We are honored to have Judge Graves deliver the 2011 Statehood Day address,” said MDAH director H.T. Holmes. “Judge Graves’s lifelong commitment to law and education exemplifies the Old Capitol Museum’s mission to examine the state’s evolving government and political history over the past 194 years and to encourage an active citizenry to continue to reach to the future.”

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