Night at the Museum Vicksburg Edition
By Morgan Gates
Night at the Museum was the name of a Ben Stiller Movie released in 2006. If you are not familiar with this fantasy/comedy Ben Stiller is a newly hired night watchman at the American Museum of Natural History in New York who discovers that a magical Egyptian artifact causes the museum’s exhibits to come to life at night!
I’m sure we have all had our own imaginary versions of this movie play out in our heads, what if I could go back, what if they could come forward, how fantastic that would be. Of course, enchanted artifacts and time portals don’t really exist, but the next best thing is to watch a living history portrayal. It’s better really because we have air conditioning and refreshments!
On September 14th and 15th you will have the opportunity to see history come to life at the Old Courthouse Museum’s Night at the Museum presentation!
This years format: you will be comfortably seated in the historic old Courtroom, at 7PM the program begins. You will be treated to a series of vignettes as each 5-10 minutes long.
This year’s character portrayals:
Emma Balfour, the wife of a local Doctor, she was an eye witness to the events in Vicksburg during the siege.
Teddy Roosevelt, The President, he came to Vicksburg on a hunting trip and inadvertently inspired the world’s most beloved toy!
T.P Leathers, a famous Riverboat Pilot and his daughter Blanche the first female Riverboat Pilot
Kitty Foote, in a time when most African-Americans were considered property, she was a well-respected Free Woman of Color and a much sought after Mid Wife!
After the program: tour the Museum at your leisure.
For more information or to purchase tickets call the Old Courthouse Museum at 601-636-0741