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Bring your budding archaeologist to the Museum of Mississippi History on Sunday, July 8, for an afternoon of hands-on activities. During this edition of the museum’s Summer Sunday Series, families can study the basic principles of artifact exploration and learn the attributes of a good archaeologist. Artifact digging, pinch pot-making, and flint-knapping demonstrations will begin at 1:30 p.m. and continue on the half-hour until 4:30 p.m.

"This is a great opportunity for people who haven't yet visited the museum to bring their children to this afternoon planned especially for families," said museum director Rachel Myers. "Best of all, there's no extra charge for any of the activities."

The Summer Sunday Series takes place one Sunday each month and consists of activities, games, and presentations. The programs, designed to engage and enlighten the entire family, are free with admission to the museum.

The Museum of Mississippi History opened alongside the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in December 2017 in celebration of the state's bicentennial. The Museum of Mississippi History explores the entire sweep of the state's history. The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum explores the period from 1945 to 1976, when Mississippi was ground zero for the Civil Rights Movement nationally. The Two Mississippi Museums are administered by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

Tickets to the museums are $12 for both museums for adults and $7 for ages eighteen and under. Children under three are admitted free. Groups of ten or more receive discounted pricing of $6 per adult and $3 per student for one museum and $10 per adult and $5 per student for museums. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The museums are located at 222 North Street, Jackson, MS 39201.

Become a museum member and get free admission to the Two Mississippi Museums all year. Learn more at For more information, call 601-576-6800 or email

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