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May 03, 2018 | News Releases

Entergy Provides Free Museums Admission

To celebrate its birthday, Entergy Mississippi, Inc. is providing free tickets to the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum throughout the month. In observance of its 95th birthday, the company announced a donation of $25,000 to cover admission for the first 95 attendees to the museums each day.

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April 20, 2018 | News Releases

Grants Fund Preservation Projects

MDAH has awarded grants totaling more than $63,000 to ten preservation projects in Certified Local Government communities across the state. Amounts range from $1,250 for the development of an interactive website that interprets Boonville’s historic district to $12,500 to continue the rehabilitation of the Weinberg House in Greenville.

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April 05, 2018 | News Releases

Charles Eagles Awarded Book Prize

A work about the creation of the radical state history textbook has won the Mississippi Historical Society’s award for the best Mississippi history book of 2017.

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April 26, 2018 | News Releases

"The Indianola Affair"

“Minnie Geddings Cox and the Indianola Affair, 1902-1904,” written by Shennette Garrett-Scott, an assistant professor of history and African American studies at the University of Mississippi, has been posted to the Mississippi History Now website.

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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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