Media and Press
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History manages twelve museums, historic homes, and sites located across the state, including Jackson, Greenville, and Natchez.
Members of the media may view and download press releases and high-resolution images related to upcoming programs and exhibitions.
Mississippi Distilled: Prohibition, Piety, and Politics
On March 21, 2020, MDAH will open Mississippi Distilled: Prohibition, Piety, and Politics, an immersive exhibition exploring the state’s tumultuous relationship with alcohol from the colonial period to today. It will run through November 1, 2020, at the Two Mississippi Museums—Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum—in Jackson.
Read more here.
Hiram Revels Election Anniversary
On Tuesday, February 11, 2020, MDAH commemorated the 150th anniversary of the historic election of Hiram Revels, the first African American elected to U.S. Congress. The ceremony was held in House chamber of the Old Capitol Museum—the very room where Mississippi’s first biracial legislature elected Revels to the U.S. Senate. Noted historian Eric Foner delivered the keynote speech. Watch the program on YouTube here. Read an excerpt of Foner’s remarks published in the New York Times.
On February 25, 150 years after Revels took his seat in the senate, Senator Roger Wicker sponsored a resolution in Revels’s honor. Download the news release about the February 11 program and Senator Roger Wicker’s resolution here.
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