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June 19, 2019 | News Releases

Districts, Properties Added to National Register

On the recommendation of the Mississippi National Register Review Board, two apartment complexes, a bowling alley, an ice factory, a community house, and a historic residence have been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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May 31, 2019 | News Releases

Free Museum Admission for Military Personnel

The Eudora Welty House and Garden, Museum of Mississippi History, and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum are participating in the annual Blue Star Museums program to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families. The program runs from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day 2019.

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May 08, 2013 | News Releases

Old Time Music Gathering at Historic Jefferson College on May 18

The sixth annual Great Big Yam Potatoes Old-Time Music Gathering and Fiddle Contest kicks off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 18 at Historic Jefferson College. Enjoy performances by some of Mississippi’s best old-time musicians on the outdoor stage, watch talented fiddlers young and old vying for the prize in the fiddle contest, or join a jam session in the shade of the majestic live oaks.

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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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