Museum of Mississippi History

Gallery Talk: Solidarity Now

Join us for a gallery talk at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 17, at the Two Mississippi Museums. Professor Ellen Meacham will present from her book Delta Epiphany: Robert F. Kennedy in Mississippi that details Robert Kennedy's visit to the Delta in 1967. This talk will be in conjunction with the Solidarity Now! 1968 Poor People's Campaign traveling exhibit, which was organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and supported by the CVS Health Foundation. This event was made possible through sponsorship from the Mississippi Humanities Council.

It's in the Voices Screening

Join us for a screening of It's in the Voices at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 13, at the Two Mississippi Museums. The documentary tells the story of the 1970 oral history project in Washington County that examined topics regarding black educators in the Mississippi Delta and the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. A Q&A session with Field Humphrey, director of the documentary, will follow the screening. For more information, call 601-576-6850 or email

History Happy Hour: Medicine

Enjoy our History Happy Hour at 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 24, at the Two Mississippi Museums! The event includes free admission, live entertainment, refreshments from Hal & Mal's and Nick Wallace Culinary, and a cash bar. Guests can also join interactive flash tours through the museums to learn about the history of medicine in Mississippi.

Two Mississippi Museum members receive a complimentary drink. For more information, call 601-576-6850 or email Sponsored by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi.

Emmett Till Free Admission Day

In celebration of Emmett Till’s birthday, the Two Mississippi Museums will host a free admission day featuring guided tours at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25. This free day is made possible through sponsorship from Higher Purpose Co. For more information, call 601-576-6850 or email 

Gallery Talk: Solidarity Now

Join us at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 13, at the Two Mississippi Museums for a Solidary Now! 1968 Poor People's Campaign gallery talk. Drew Gardner, a museum educator, will explain how the Poor People's Campaign brought national attention to the associated problems of poverty and hunger. Rebecca Butz, a registered dietitian at the University of Mississippi Medical Center Ambulatory EversCare Clinic, will explain how the clinic—named for civil rights leader Myrlie Evers—works to improve patients' health by addressing social needs such as food insecurity.

Summer Music Series: Emerald Accent

Join us at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 6, for the August edition of the Summer Music Series at the Two Mississippi Museums with traditional Irish folk band Emerald Accent. The group plays all over the Southwest, and their instruments include the tin-whistle, the violin, the bodhran, and the flute. For more information, call 601-576-6850, or email 

Mississippi Department of Archives and History to Celebrate Juneteenth cmckenzie Tue, 06/06/2023 - 14:11

In honor of Juneteenth, HII's Ingalls Shipbuilding division is sponsoring free admission to the Two Mississippi Museums from Saturday, June 17, through Monday, June 19. Visitors can explore themes of emancipation and liberation in Mississippi.

“We are grateful to Ingalls Shipbuilding for making it possible for so many Mississippians to visit the Two Mississippi Museums and celebrate emancipation in the United States,” said Katie Blount, director of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

Saturday, June 17, Juneteenth-themed tours through the Two Mississippi Museums are available at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 18, a Juneteenth-themed tour is available at 2 p.m.

During Juneteenth Jubilee on Monday, June 19, visitors can enjoy free Juneteenth-themed tours at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. and register for an on-site, behind-the-scenes historic object collections tour happening at 2:30 p.m.

This free, family-friendly day continues 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with extended museums hours, craft-making activities for children, card games, live music from Jerry Jenkins, DJ Lil Walt, Jermaine Van Buren Jr., Montage, and Mastadon, and on-site food trucks Smokin 7, Oops All Vegan and Fertile Ground Brewery.

Visitors may also enjoy Juneteenth family gallery activities at the This Is Home: Medgar Evers, Mississippi, and the Movement exhibit, on display now through June 30, in the FedEx Exhibition Hall.

Signed into law on June 17, 2021, Juneteenth National Independence Day Act, or Juneteenth, is a federal holiday to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States at the end of the Civil War.

Celebration of Juneteenth began on June 19, 1865, when Union general Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, with some 2,000 troops, and decreed the Emancipation Proclamation freed all enslaved people, officially enforcing emancipation in the Confederate-controlled state.

For more information, call 601-576-6850, or email 



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