Since 1976, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History has offered a selection of Traveling Exhibits free of charge to educational and cultural institutions across the state. MDAH currently offers nine traveling exhibits focusing on topics as varied as Hernando de Soto’s 16th century exploration of Mississippi, Pulitzer Prize winning author Eudora Welty’s writings and photographs, and, with its most recent addition, the life and legacy of Medgar Evers.
Designed to be highly mobile, versatile, and ready-to-hang, each exhibit consists primarily of wall panels that include images and text, making each Traveling Exhibit an aesthetically pleasing addition to public libraries, community centers, and schools, as well as a source of cultural enrichment for viewers of all ages.
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History Traveling Exhibits are available for free for in-state institutions; out-of-state organizations may request the exhibits for $500 apiece. Each exhibit is booked for eight week increments.
To learn more about the Traveling Exhibit Lending Policies and Procedures, the content of specific exhibits, or to book an exhibit, please contact:
Outreach Programs Coordinator
Museum Division, MDAH
P.O. Box 571
Jackson, MS 39205-0571