Some of our archives are viewable online; others, only in person. Explore all the ways MDAH can empower you to find, preserve, and share your Mississippi stories.
Explore online content related to historic events and everyday life in Mississippi.
Get to know our resources, then visit our reading rooms.
Most of our records are at the William F. Winter Archives & History Building, and not online. Search descriptions of items you might like to see in person, such as books, manuscripts, photographs, or newspapers.
Historic Buildings & Sites
Search our online database of Mississippi's historic places.
Learn more about the most extensive collection of archaeological artifacts, archival records, and historic objects that span 13,000 years of Mississippi history.
Research at the Winter Building
Plan your visit to our reading rooms in Jackson, where most of our archives are housed.
Order Historical Images
A quarter-million photographs, postcards, maps, and more, available for reproduction.
Make a Research Request
Engage MDAH staff for one hour of intensive research on your project.
Reference MDAH Publications
See what's new in our collections of historic objects, archival records, and archaeological artifacts. Learn how to add to them with your own material or objects. Schedule an appointment to research in our archaeology and historic objects collections.
View historic manuscripts, photographs and documents online and at the state archive.
Schedule an appointment to research our extensive collection of prehistoric and historic artifacts.
Historic Objects Collection
Schedule an appointment to view an artifact in our historic object collection, search the collection or talk with our collections staff about adding to Mississippi’s story with a donation of your own object.
Donate to the Collection
Experience Mississippi history at more than a dozen destinations made available to the public by MDAH.
Book your next event at one of MDAH’s four distinct venues.
Find Traveling Exhibits
Learn about our traveling exhibits and how to bring one to your organization.
Find Historical Markers
Locate a particular marker or plan a trip to see them all.
See how the Historic Preservation professionals at MDAH can help Mississippi communities and federal Tribes preserve historic architecture and archaeology.
Preservation Planning & Development
(Section 106 Reviews)
Order State Historical Markers
State Historic Preservation Office
Admission to the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum is free every Sunday and includes
At noon on Wednesday, August 24, William Thompson will present “The 1950 U.S. Census” as part of the History Is Lunch series.
Just getting started in genealogical research? Come to the Beginning Genealogy Workshop presented by Andrew McNulty at 10 a.m.
Marty Stuart is partnering with the Two Mississippi Museums in an exhibition exploring his life and his legacy of collecting country music's stories, photographs, instruments, costumes, and more. Running from May - December 2022, The World of Marty Stuart will include hundreds of items never shown before in the state.
Find upcoming programs and events that explore Mississippi's many stories.
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History Is Lunch
History Is Lunch is a weekly lecture series of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History that explores different aspects of the state's past. The hour-long programs are held in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium of the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum building in Jackson.
Speaking of Mississippi PodcastSpeaking of Mississippi features interviews with authors and experts about the state’s landmark moments and overlooked stories.
Inspire students from K-12 to college to connect with Mississippi history. Explore all the educator resources available through MDAH.
Teachers & Students
Bring history to life in your classroom.
Field Trip Guides
Download ready-made guides for seven historic destinations.
Mississippi History Day
An exciting competition for middle and high school students.
Video series highlights topics found in our museums for teachers and students.
Mississippi History Now
An award-winning reference publication for history projects, papers and reports.
Use our Learning Lagniappes to quickly search the Digital Archives for historical photographs and documents to use with students.
Check out our workshops and networking events for teachers.
MDAH provides free and low-cost services to help state and local government entities comply with Mississippi laws on records management.
Government records management
See all the ways you can help preserve and share our history through volunteer, internship and career opportunities.
Careers & Volunteering
Check open positions at specific locations.
Adults, college students, and service groups can apply online.
Our archives library is only one of many locations we operate.
What can MDAH Volunteers Do?
Explore roles for public, behind-the-scenes, and even virtual e-volunteers.
See current employment opportunities.
Gain academic credit and résumé-worthy experience.
MDAH offers emerging scholars the opportunity to work in the most extensive collection of Mississippi-related materials.
Whether you are interested in discovering a Mississippi story, preserving it for future generations, or sharing it with others, see how MDAH can help.
Free Sundays at the Two Mississippi Museums
History Is Lunch: William Thompson, “The 1950 U.S. Census”
Isabel Wilkerson to Speak at Galloway on September 8
Preservation Grant Applications Open
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