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MDAH Announces Fundraising Campaign for 2 Mississippi Museums

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Haley Fisackerly, president and CEO of Entergy Mississippi and one of the leaders of the 2 Mississippi Museums fundraising campaign, met with 1,200 business leaders attending the Mississippi Economic Council’s annual Capital Day on Thursday, January 7, 2016, to ask for their support to finish one of the state’s most ambitious fundraising campaigns. “While the […]

Time Lapse Video of Construction Progress

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It’s been just over a year since the groundbreaking for the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Check out this time lapse video of the 2 Mississippi Museums construction site, featuring photos from January 27 to October 17, 2014.  

$2.3 Million Kellogg Grant Announced for Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

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The Mississippi Department of Archives and History will receive $2.3 million from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to support programming through the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and fund a partnership between MDAH, the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute, and the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation. The grant will make possible educational initiatives such as summer […]

Sneak Peek at Museum of Mississippi History Design Process

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Museum of Mississippi History exhibit design team Design Minds was in town this week. They met our core scholars and brought a printed sample from the 1927-1945 gallery to give an idea of how the exhibits will feel. Construction on the 2 Mississippi Museums continues on schedule. Thrash Commercial is working around the clock pouring […]

Robert Moses To Open Freedom Summer Exhibit

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In the summer of 1964 hundreds of northern college students, most of them white, joined with local African Americans in communities across Mississippi to register voters, conduct Freedom Schools, and promote civil rights. Beginning in June MDAH will mark the fiftieth anniversary of Freedom Summer with an original exhibit at the Winter Building, diverse programming […]

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