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All MDAH sites, including the Two Mississippi Museums, are closed temporarily. We are not announcing a re-opening date at this time. However, you are encouraged to explore our many online resources. Read more.

Recent News

March 30, 2020 | News Releases

Mississippi Distilled Exhibit: Opening Soon

A new opening date for Mississippi Distilled: Prohibition, Piety, and Politics, an immersive exhibition exploring the state’s tumultuous relationship with alcohol from the colonial period to today, will be announced soon.

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March 12, 2020 | News Releases

MDAH Sites to Close until Further Notice

Based on information provided by the Mississippi Department of Health about the coronavirus epidemic, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will close all sites beginning Friday, March 13.

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January 24, 2020 | News Releases

Anderson Elected President of MDAH Board

Spence Flatgard of Ridgeland, Edmond Hughes of Ocean Springs, and Helen Moss Smith of Natchez were elected to the MDAH Board of Trustees on Friday, January 24. Their nominations will be submitted to the Mississippi State Senate for confirmation.

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Online Resources

Online Catalog
Online Catalog
Use our online catalog to search a variety of items from books and manuscripts to photographs and newspapers. While much of our collection is available only at the state archives in the William F. Winter Building, some materials are digitized. Helpful hint: choose “advanced search,” select “electronic records,” and enter your keyword to find the digitized records. For assistance navigating the online catalog, email our reference librarians at refdesk@mdah.ms.gov.

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Digital Archives
Digital Archives
With thousands of historical photographs and documents now available online, the MDAH Digital Archives is a treasure trove for researchers, teachers, and students. The forty-six collections include French trader George Rapalji’s 1788 notebook, photographs of the 1927 Flood, diary of World War II prisoner of war William Turcotte, letters from Freedom Summer volunteer Thomas Foner, films of Eudora Welty reading and discussing her fiction, and much more.

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Education
Education
Stories are for sharing. Help your students explore Mississippi history. Discover ready-to-use field trips guides, professional development opportunities, classroom resources, and information about National History Day—our history-themed student competition.

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