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Egyptian Hieroglyphics Talk  

Jun/10/2010 - Jun/10/2010
Location: Grand Village of the Natchez Indians

At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 10th, Robin Person - Branch Director, Historic Jefferson College - will speak at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians on the subject Egyptian Hieroglyphics.

Admission is free and seating is limited. The Grand Village is located at 400 Jefferson Davis Boulevard, one-half mile east of U.S. Highway 61 South in Natchez.

By the end of the program, members of the audience will be able to write their names with hieroglyphs, a writing system used in ancient Egypt. Hieroglyphic writing makes use of pictorial symbols that represent words or sounds. Person’s interest in Egyptian history began when she was a child during a visit to the King Tut exhibit at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. Since then, she has sought out Egyptian museum exhibits and studied the development of writing in Egypt. Person notes that it takes years of study to master the translation of the hieroglyphic symbols.

Since the spring of 2008, Person has served as Branch Director of Historic Jefferson College, a historic site in Adams County administered by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Among other accomplishments, she has received grant funds to improve the site’s T. J. Foster Memorial Nature Trail. Person came to the leadership position at Jefferson College from Greenwood, Mississippi, where she was Executive Director of the Cottonlandia Museum. Prior to that, she was Assistant Curator of Exhibits at the Old Capitol Museum in Jackson. A native of Michigan, she received her B.A. degree from Albion College and her M. A. degree in History and Museum Studies from Western Michigan University. Person is currently serving as President of the Mississippi Museums Association and as Mississippi State Director in the Southeastern Museums Conference. In addition to these posts, she serves on numerous boards and committees.

This will be a fascinating program. Please make plans to attend. Call 601-446-6502 for more information.

Contact: Jim Barnett
Phone: 601-446-6502
Fax: 601-446-6503

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