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The state archives will close Saturday, December 10, due to the City of Jackson Christmas Parade.

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May 23, 2016 | News Releases

Mississippi Mound Trail Opens

MDAH celebrated the grand opening of the Mississippi Mound Trail at Winterville Mounds on Monday, May 23. Stretching from Desoto County to Wilkinson County and following the Highway 61 corridor, the trail will highlight earthworks built at thirty-three sites.

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May 13, 2016 | News Releases

Hancock Bank Donates to 2MM Project

Hancock Bank has made a $50,000 contribution to the 2 Mississippi Museums project that will sponsor the “Sitting In” section of the “Tremor in the Iceberg” gallery of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

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May 09, 2016 | News Releases

MDAH Awards Preservation Grants

The MDAH Board of Trustees awarded grants totaling more than $74,000 to twelve preservation projects in Certified Local Government communities across the state.

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May 06, 2016 | News Releases

AT&T Makes Donation to 2MM Project

AT&T has made a $250,000 contribution to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History for the 2 Mississippi Museums project. The gift will sponsor the Black Empowerment Gallery in the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

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Online Resources

Online Catalog
Online Catalog

The online catalog allows users to browse the descriptions of most materials at the state archives—from books and manuscripts to photographs and newspapers. This can be an especially useful tool for out-of-town researchers, allowing them to compile a list of relevant resources before traveling to the archives to work on their projects.

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Digital Archives
Digital Archives
MDAH Digital Archives include electronic records received from government agencies and officials, donated and acquired electronic resources, digital copies of original materials from MDAH collections, including paper documents, photographs, maps, audio, and video.

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Education
Education

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History collects, preserves, and provides access to the archival resources of the state, administers museums and historic sites, and oversees statewide programs for historic preservation, government records management, and publications. The department’s public outreach includes exhibits, programs and publications for teachers and students.

From the Delta to Jackson to Natchez, the department offers a variety of opportunities for students of all ages to explore Mississippi’s rich history. This guide is designed to help educators take advantage of the department’s resources, including field trips, classroom outreach programs, and teacher training.

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