Empowering people through Mississippi’s many stories.
That’s our vision at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. We are here to help you explore and discover your Mississippi stories.
You can use this website, and our reading rooms in downtown Jackson, to:
- Research historical records, archival collections and special publications
- Discover historical sites and museums to visit all around the state
- Check out upcoming events, including our History is Lunch series
- Preserve Mississippi’s historic buildings and archaeological sites
- Download field trip guides, lesson plans, and teaching units
- View regulations for managing state and local government records
- Find out how to volunteer, donate, and more
News & Events
Find the latest news, upcoming programs, and special exhibitions at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Discover your story. Search the ultimate primary resource of Mississippi’s historical documents, photos, videos, and more.
You can use our online collections, and the extensive resources at our reading rooms in downtown Jackson, to build your family tree, create an engaging presentation, or simply explore your Mississippi history.
Real stories, real places. Set out on a hands-on history adventure and discover the people and places that shaped your Mississippi.
MDAH welcomes curious visitors of all ages to more than a dozen museums, historic sites and cultural attractions throughout the state.
Tell your story for generations to come. Mississippi is rich in architectural and archaeological history.
Leave a lasting legacy. Help preserve and share the stories of Mississippi. Discover the many meaningful ways to give to MDAH.
Be part of history. Volunteer with MDAH and help us preserve and connect Mississippi’s rich historic resources with people around the world.
Teachers & Students
Stories are for sharing. Help your students explore their Mississippi history from K-12 to college.
Discover ready-to-use field trip guides, professional development opportunities, a host of classroom resources and information on Mississippi History Day, our history-themed student competition.
News & Articles
Exhibit Honoring Slain Civil Rights Leader Medgar Evers to Open on Permanent View at the Eudora Welty House & Garden
Gardening Papers of Chestina Andrews Welty Available at Mississippi Department of Archives and History
A new subseries of the Welty Family Papers is now available for study at the William F. Winter building of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH).
Mississippi Department of Archives and History to Support Faith-Based Group Visits with Lilly Endowment Grant
History Happy Hour
Enjoy our History Happy Hour at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, at the Two Mississippi Museums!
Free Sundays at the Two Mississippi Museums
Admission to the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum is free every Sunday.
#WeltyatHome Virtual Book Club
Tune in with Suzanne Marrs, Welty's friend and biographer, and Suzann Harrison, Eckerd College professor of rhetoric, for an online discussion of V