Museum of Mississippi History

Paint a Train

Learn about Possum Ridge during the Paint a Train session from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., on Saturday, December 9, at the Two Mississippi Museums. This event will feature a tour of the Possum Ridge exhibit and painting stations for visitors to create their own miniature model trains. For more information, contact 601-576-6850 or email  

Holiday Open House

Celebrate the holiday season at our Holiday Open House at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, at the Two Mississippi Museums. This event will feature music and vendors such as Ella Robinson with Stitch Craft by Ella, Grit Girl, Indianola Pecan House, and more. Nick Wallace Culinary will provide refreshments, and members of the Two Mississippi Museums receive a 25 percent discount on their entire purchase from the Mississippi Museum Store. For more information, contact 601-576-6850 or email  

Little Satchmo Screening

Join us for a screening of Little Satchmo on Sunday, November 5, at 2 p.m. at the Two Mississippi Museums. The film is a documentary about the hidden “lovechild” of world-famous jazz musician Louis Armstrong, who was believed to be childless. The film was written and produced by the subject herself, Sharon Preston-Folta. The director, John Alexander, helped Sharon Preston-Folta bring the film to life. The film won an Emmy for the category Outstanding Historical Documentary. There will be a Q&A with John Alexander and producer JC Guest following the screening.

History Happy Hour: Food

Enjoy our History Happy Hour at 5 p.m. on Thursday, November 16, at the Two Mississippi Museums! The event includes free admission, live entertainment, and refreshments from Nick Wallace Culinary. Two Mississippi Museum members will receive a complimentary drink. There will be interactive flash tours through the museums to learn about the history of food in Mississippi. The Mississippi Museum Store will also be open!

Archaeology Fair

Join us for our Archaeology Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 21, on the Entergy Plaza at the Two Mississippi Museums. Guests will experience the world of archaeology through games, interactive modern technology demonstrations, and more. Families who collect four stamps in a "Passport in Time" at different  booths will receive four tickets to the Two Mississippi Museums! Passports will be available on site on the day of the event. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact 601-576-6850 or email

Two Mississippi Museums to Host Community Solidarity Day

Join us at the Two Mississippi Museums on Sunday, September 17, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. for Community Solidarity Day to coincide with the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit Solidarity Now! 1968 Poor People's Campaign.  Inspired by the mission of the Poor People’s Campaign and Resurrection City of 1968, Community Solidarity Day will provide visitors with an afternoon of free health, wellness, and family-friendly activities.   

Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center will host a health fair in the Nancy and Ray Neilsen Hall of History, offering services and screenings including COVID vaccines, blood pressure and glucose level checks, dental education, HIV testing and eye exams. Staff from the Healthy Start program will be available to offer health information for parents and kids. They will also have a mobile unit parked outside on North Street.   

Soul Center art activities for youth and their families will also be set up in the Hall of History, including activities based on elements of Solidarity Now! 1968 Poor People's Campaign exhibit.  

All day: Soul Center craft activities–Nancy and Ray Neilsen Hall of History 

11:00 a.m.: Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health–Nancy and Ray Neilsen Hall of History. 

1:00 p.m.: Guided tour of Solidarity Now exhibit–Medgar and Myrlie Evers Exhibition Hall 

1:30 p.m.: Freedom Songs from Johnson Elementary–Lobby 

2:00 p.m.: Cooking demonstration with Nick Wallace–Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium  

2:30 p.m.: Dance performance by Montage–Mezzanine level 

3:00 p.m.: Guided tour of Solidarity Now exhibit–Medgar and Myrlie Evers Exhibition Hall  

3:30 p.m.: Yoga with Maya Morris–Craig H. Neilsen auditorium 

Solidarity Now! 1968 Poor People's Campaign traveling exhibit, on view through September 24, explores a pivotal grassroots movement of the civil rights era: the Poor People’s Campaign of 1968. The exhibition examines the six-week protest community in Washington D.C. that called the nation’s attention to the effects of poverty on millions of Americans.   

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