Don't miss the Clinton History Presentation Series on Thursdays in February at the Quisenberry Library. Walter Howell, Clinton Historian, will make three presentations on the history of Clinton and Mississippi College at 7 p.m. on February 6. 13, 20, at the Quisenberry Library.
Thursday's program is titled "Clinton Founders" and focuses on the three officials from the federal land office in Jackson who were instrumental in starting Hampstead Academy in 1826 and founding the Town of Clinton in 1829.
"Clinton During Flush Times and Panic" on Feb. 13 covers the decade of the 1830's when Mississippi College was chartered and flourished while the Town of Clinton became a trade center for Hinds County. Town and Gown's prosperity ended with the panic of 1837.
The Feb. 20 program - : "Clinton: Politics and Dueling" - tells the story of the personal quarrel between President Andrew Jackson and Senator George Poindexter that led to the famous Caldwell-Gwinn duel in Clinton in 1836.
The presentations are based on the research and writing for the forthcoming history of Clinton and Mississippi College: Town and Gown. The event will also be live streamed on our website at www.clintonms.org/board .