Stories and learning go hand-in-hand.
Discover all the ways MDAH brings Mississippi stories to teachers and students across the state and beyond. Our field trips (virtual and in person), digital activities, student research projects, traveling trunks, and distance learning videos all begin with primary resources that will engage students of all ages. Connect with other teachers and deepen your understanding of history through professional development workshops.
Bring MDAH’s museum sites to your classroom. Teachers and students are invited to connect with the Two Mississippi Museums through live, interactive video conference programs.
With thousands of historical photographs and documents now available online, the MDAH Digital Archives is a treasure trove for the classroom. Learn how to quickly search this powerful resource using our Learning Lagniappes: two-page guides to many digital collections, ranging from the 1927 Flood to the Thomas Foner Freedom Summer Papers.
Bring artifacts and hands-on activities to your classroom. Traveling trunks contain a teaching unit with interactive lessons.
The Defenders is a documentary film about lawyers representing African Americans in Mississippi during the early years of the civil rights movement. It is presented by Butler Snow and The Foundation for Mississippi History and produced by RED SQUARED in association with MDAH.
Mississippi History Day
Teach. Prepare. Inspire.
Critical thinking, problem solving, research skills, confidence. That’s what middle- and high-school students gain from competing in Mississippi History Day, sponsored by MDAH. Provide these skills and opportunities for your students.
Feed your inner student. Become the teacher you aspire to be.
MDAH offers ongoing professional development opportunities for educators to earn credits, network and gain knowledge to inspire. Past workshops have covered topics ranging from filmmaking with your class, to exploring fiction through Welty, to women in Mississippi history.
Mississippi History Now
This detailed series published by the Mississippi Historical Society in partnership with MDAH can serve as an excellent reference publication for history projects, papers and reports. Check it out and share it with your students.
Digital Snapshots highlights selected collections found in the MDAH Digital Archive. Each snapshot features related contextual essays, primary source materials, and classroom activities designed to help students explore and analyze online resources. The project is in partnership with the University of Southern Mississippi.
Six dynamic destinations. A host of ready-to-use field trip guides. Let the hands-on learning adventure begin.
- Eudora Welty House and Garden
Visit eudoraweltyhouse.com to book your field trip.
- Governor's Mansion
Visit our web site to book your field trip.
- Grand Village of the Natchez Indians
- Visit natchezgrandvillage.com to book your field trip.
- Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
- Gallery Activity for Grades 3–6
Gallery Activity for Grades 7–12
Visit Mississippi Civil Rights Museum to book your field trip.
- Museum of Mississippi History
- Old Capitol Museum
The Old Capitol Museum is currently closed for renovations; however, these materials include activities that will help students stay engaged with civics education and the history of the Old Capitol Museum.
- School Visit Scholarships
Learn about our school visit scholarship program, A Day at the Museums. This program provides funding for transportation and museum admission through a partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Cline Tours, Inc., and Trustmark.
For more information about A Day at the Museums, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 601-576-6795.