Museum of Mississippi History

Trick or Treat at the Two Mississippi Museums

Join us for Trick or Treat at the Two Mississippi Museums on Saturday, October 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for spirited holiday fun! Discover mysteries from Mississippi's past with our scavenger hunt and enjoy pumpkin painting and Halloween-themed games. Admission to the museums is free with costume during the event hours between 10 a.m.-3p.m, and a Monster March will also take place at 11:30 a.m. during the event. 

MDAH to Host Women in Country Music: Songs and Conversation Event

US Country 96 and MDAH have collaborated to host Women in Country Music: Songs and Conversation at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, at the Two Mississippi Museums. This event is free and open to the public.

“Country music is about stories,” said Traci Lee, program director of US Country 96. “I'm so excited that we're part of an event that gives the women in our industry an opportunity to tell the stories that make them who they are and shape our format.”

Inspired by The World of Marty Stuart special exhibit, this event will celebrate country music and spotlight female country music performers, creating a conversation about identity, musical influences, and the next steps in the future of country music.

The event will feature a panel discussion moderated by Traci Lee and acoustic performances from country performers Hannah Everhart—an up-and-coming country music artist inspired by souls and blues music and nicknamed “The Country Katy Perry” on American Idol—the sibling trio Track45—Jenna, Ben, and KK Johnson—who have songwriting credits from Justin Timberlake, Charlie Puth, Dierks Bentley, Weezer, Lee Brice, HARDY, and Lauren Alaina.

The Two Mississippi Museums are located at 222 North Street in downtown Jackson. For more information, call 601-576-6850 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

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Trivia Night: Country Music

Join us for a country music-themed trivia night on Thursday, September 1, to celebrate The World of Marty Stuart special exhibit at the Two Mississippi Museums. Cost of entry is $10 (cash only) per person and includes your first drink. Up to 6 people per team. We'll have a cash bar and light bar snacks. The first and second winning teams will be awarded a CASH prize. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the trivia begins at 6. Be sure to come early so you can go through The World of Marty Stuart special exhibit to prepare for our Marty Stuart themed round.

Volunteer Open House

Looking to expand your volunteer knowledge and experience? Come to the Volunteer Open House that will take place from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday, August 11 at the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium of the Two Mississippi Museums. Whether you volunteer regularly or would like to get started, we welcome you to come and meet our staff, discover new volunteer opportunities, and learn more about MDAH. This is a free come-and-go event; light refreshments and door prizes will be provided. For more information, contact Erin Blackledge at eblackledge@mdah.ms.gov.

Gallery Talk: The Negro Motorist Green Book

Join us on Thursday, August 18, at 11 a.m. for a gallery talk about the Smithsonian traveling exhibit The Negro Motorist Green Book. This month's talk will feature Zakiya Summers and Timothy Summers who will share about the Summers Hotel. Opened in Jackson in 1944 by Bill Summers, the Summers Hotel was advertised in The Green Book from 1949 to 1966.  Afterwards explore the exhibit  and learn more about the history of Victor Green and his annual travel guide. This event is free and open to the public.

Gallery Talk: The Negro Motorist Green Book

Join us at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 15, for a talk in The Negro Green Motorist Green Book traveling exhibit at the Two Mississippi Museums. Guests will explore the exhibit and learn more about the history of Victor Green and his annual travel guide. This month's guest is Angela Stewart who will share about Farish Street, a historic neighborhood in Jackson, Mississippi, known for Black-owned businesses. This event is free and open to the public. Visit

Gallery Talk: The World of Marty Stuart

Join us Thursday, August 4 for a gallery talk in The World of Marty Stuart special exhibit at the Two Mississippi Museums. Guests will explore the stories of country music through the artifacts and memorabilia of Marty's collection. This month's guest is Dr. Dan Barnard, executive director of Marty Stuart's Congress of Country Music, opening soon in Philadelphia, MS. Dr. Barnard will share a little bit of history of the Congress of Country music as well as future plans. This event is free and open to the public. 

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