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Coffee and Conversation at the Old Capitol Museum

The Old Capitol Museum will host its first Coffee and Conversation on Thursday, January 17, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in the Chancery Courtroom. Ben Allen of Downtown Jackson Partners will kick off the new monthly community discussion and speak about upcoming projects in the capital city.

“I am looking forward to these discussions regarding the future of not only downtown, but our city and state as well,” said Allen. “These meetings in one of only four downtown antebellum buildings remaining in Jackson remind one of our rich heritage.”

Key legislation, two constitutions, and other important issues of the day have been discussed and debated at the Old Capitol since it opened in 1839. Upcoming topics for the monthly program include business, health, and economic development. The public is also invited to suggest topics.

“This building has a long history as a gathering place for discussion and ideas,” said Clay Williams, Old Capitol Museum director. “Discussing issues important to our capital city at Coffee and Conversation is one more way the Old Capitol Museum can continue that tradition, and Ben Allen is perfect fit for this new program.”

Coffee and pastries will be served. The program will be held the third Thursday of each month. For more information or to suggest a topic call 601-576-6920 or email the Old Capitol Museum.