Watkins & Eager is pleased to announce that Spence Flatgard, a Member, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Spence’s nomination, along with two other newly elected board members, will be submitted to the Mississippi State Senate for confirmation. Members serve six-year terms.

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is a comprehensive historical agency which protects, preserves and provides access to the rich historical treasures of Mississippi.  It administers museums and historic sites including the Museum of Mississippi History, Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Eudora Welty House, Grand Village of Natchez Indians and Old Capitol Museum. The Department is also responsible for several statewide programs for historic preservation including the Mississippi Landmark and Historical Marker Programs.

MDAH is governed by a nine-member board of trustees. The department’s five divisions, which includes Administration, Archives and Records Services, Historic Preservation, Museums, and Programs and Communication, are responsible for the agency’s sites and programs.