October Events at the Museum

Join us this October for a full slate of events at the Utica Institute Museum!

Back Porch Thursday with Dr. Cooper

On October 6th, legendary Director of the Utica Jubilee Singers Dr. Bobby G. Cooper will be joining us for a conversation about his work at Utica over the years. We’ll talk about Opera South, the resurrection of the Jubilee Singers, the various tours the Jubilees have taken, as well as an update on what he’s been up to since retirement. Thursday at 3pm!

Utica Institute Museum at the State Fair

UTICA – The Utica Institute Museum on the Utica Campus of Hinds Community College is hosting a day of talks and demos at the Mississippi State Fair Friday, Oct. 7.

A number of faculty and community partners will be giving talks and demos from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Trade Mart stage as part of the Fair’s Ag Expo. 

Additionally, on display throughout the Fair’s run is a historical display telling the story of the renowned Jubilee Singers. Come see us in the Trade Mart!

Here’s the schedule of talks that day:

11:00Mr. James McGeeBuilding the Mississippi Trade Mart
11:20Utica Concert Choir
11:30Sipp CultureCommunity Partnerships in Agriculture
12:00Ms. Jontea Luckett-DavisFall/Winter 2022 Fashion Trends Show
12:20Mr. Delon DillonWelding is Booming and Needed Around the World
12:40Mrs. Regina Adams/Dr. Lychanda BrownWhy are you losing your hair?
1:00Mr. Eddie PerryNew Automotive Innovations
1:20Dan Fuller/Jean Greene/Jubilee SingersHistory of the Jubilee Singers
1:40Mrs. Monica DavisSelecting a Quality Daycare
2:00Ms. Monica HillGet Tuff with Tufting
2:20Dr. Karla Turner-BaileyAgriculture Talks/Demos
2:40Mr. Kenneth McGriggsUsing Social Media to Build Your Business
2:50Utica Concert Choir
3:00Mrs. Jean GreeneHistory of the Utica Normal & Industrial Institute
3:20Mr. Ced Smith Intro to Entertainment Industry Mechanics 
3:40Mrs. Jessica Thomas10 Ways to Start a Business
4:00Ms. Stephanie BurksAdventures in Respiration
4:20Mr. Gerald CollinsElectronics in Agriculture
4:40Dan FullerUtica Farmers Conferences
5:00Ms. Monica HillGet Tuff with Tufting
5:20Ms. Cassandra EllisTech Corner

West Africa Seminar Series

Mississippi-West Africa Seminar Series with Liberian diplomats including Honorary Consul General Cynthia Blandford.

Oct. 17 at 1 p.m. Fine Arts Center

With support from Mellon-ACLS

Annual Holtzclaw Lecture with Robert Johnson Jr.

Annual Holtzclaw Lecture with Command Sergeant Major (ret.) Robert Johnson, Jr.

(Hinds AHS class of 1958)

Oct. 26 at 1 p.m.

Fine Arts Center

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