News Releases


On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, MDAH will celebrate the lives of Governor William Winter and First Lady Elise Winter at the Two Mississippi Museums in Jackson. The event is sponsored by Jones Walker LLP and the Foundation for Mississippi History.


The World of Marty Stuart exhibit will debut at the Two Mississippi Museums in Jackson on Saturday, May 7, coinciding with the inaugural Mississippi Makers Fest, a music, food, and arts festival on the museum grounds.

The special exhibition Emerging Grace: Andrew Bucci’s Early Works is on display in the lobby of the William F. Winter Archives & History Building. The exhibition opened on January 12, the centennial birthday of Andrew Bucci.
On Wednesday, March 2, at noon, MDAH will host legislators for a special History Is Lunch program–Finding Common Ground: Lawmakers and the New Flag. Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann, Speaker Philip Gunn, Sen. Briggs Hopson, Sen. Derrick Simmons, and Rep. Robert Johnson will discuss the process of adopting the new Mississippi flag.

MDAH museums, sites, archives library will be closed on Monday, February 21, in observance of President’s Day.

On Thursday, February 24, at 7 p.m. the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) will premiere The Defenders: How Lawyers Protected the Movement in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium at the Two Mississippi Museums. Presented by Butler Snow and the Foundation for Mississippi History, the documentary film was produced by Red Squared and MDAH.
Learn how to trace your military family tree with resources available at MDAH on Saturday, February 19, from 10 to 11 a.m. Jeff Giambrone, a historic resource specialist at MDAH, will lead the Finding Your Family: Intro to Military Research workshop at the William F. Winter Archives & History building.
Carter Burns, executive director of the Historic Natchez Foundation, has been elected to the MDAH Board of Trustees. His nomination will be submitted to the Mississippi State Senate for confirmation.

At its regular meeting on January 21, the board of trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) awarded over $3 million on behalf of the Community Heritage Preservation Grant program to eighteen preservation and restoration projects from across the state.


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