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With over 15,000 years of history, Mississippi has many stories to tell. Check out the following resources to help your students learn more about Mississippi and celebrate the bicentennial in your classroom.

Lesson plans and teaching units from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) cover a range of Mississippi-related topics for students in grades K­-12.

The Traveling Trunk Program brings Museum of Mississippi History artifacts into your classroom. Check out the titles available this year.

Interested in planning a field trip to a MDAH site? Visit Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, Historic Jefferson College, Mississippi Governor’s Mansion, Mississippi State Capitol, Old Capitol Museum, Eudora Welty House and Garden, or Winterville Mounds and use our field trip guides to enhance your visit.

The Mississippi History Timeline features photographs, artifacts, audiovisual materials, and oral histories from the department’s collection.

Put primary sources in your classroom using the MDAH Digital Archives. This vast online collection of photographs, maps, and government records documents life in Mississippi from the territorial era to present day. Learn how to quickly search this powerful resource using our Learning Lagniappes, two-page guides to seventeen digital collections.

The MDAH Historic Map Collection helps students expand their understanding of Mississippi history and geography.

Mississippi History Now, an online publication by the Mississippi Historical Society, features more than one hundred articles with related lesson plans about events and people from Mississippi’s past.

Join us on December 9, 2017, for the grand opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum as the capstone of the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration. Field trip reservations will be accepted beginning October 1, 2017.


For more information, contact the Outreach Programs Coordinator at 601-576-6997 or email