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OC-PUBLICITYFor over 160 years, the Old Capitol has defined the downtown of Mississippi’s capital city. Constructed in 1839 as the state’s capitol, the building witnessed the passage of important legislation, rousing speeches, and visits from influential statesmen. In the early 1900s it was transformed into a state office building and after a 1961 restoration it became the official state history museum and earned a national reputation for groundbreaking and thought-provoking exhibits. Over the years the building has been restored and renovated several times. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita presented the building with its latest challenge. However the Old Capitol survived these changes and still stands as Mississippi’s most historic building.

Consisting of ten photo panels, this exhibit features photographs and text that highlight the history of this national historic landmark. These photographs include images of the building through the years, the famous visitors who roamed its halls, the exciting exhibits and programs that took place there, the damage inflicted by the hurricanes, renderings of the latest restoration, and the proposed new Museum of Mississippi History.


“Mississippi’s Greatest Treasure: The Old Capitol” Exhibit Specifications

Ten (10) panels: 24” x 36”
Photo panels include metal frames and hanging wire
One (1) shipping crate
Crate size:

  • 195 lbs. 27” (h) x 25” (w) x 39” (l)

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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
Phone: 601-576-6997