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.

News & Events


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News & Articles

The family-oriented traveling exhibit Emmett Till & Mamie Till-Mobley: Let the World See will open on Saturday, April 1, at the Two Mississippi Museums and run through Sunday, May 14, 2023.   
Live Oak Cemetery in Greenville was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 2, 2023.
MDAH & the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life will hold the Mississippi Freedom Seder on March 28, 2023, at 6 p.m. at the Two Mississippi Museums.
The Mississippi Historical Society held its annual meeting March 2-3 in Jackson to honor its 2023 award winners, including the best Mississippi History Book of 2022, the lifetime achievement award, teacher of the year, and awards of merit.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Two Mississippi Museums in December 2017, former Governor William F. Winter declared, “These two museums were built for all of us, but most especially they were built for our children and our grandchildren and future generations.” His dream was that every Mississippi student would visit these museums at least once.  
MDAH offices, archives library, and the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians will be closed Monday, February 20, for President’s Day.


History Is Lunch: Pip Gordon, “Hubert Creekmore’s The Welcome”
March 22, 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

At noon on Wednesday, March 22, Pip Gordon will present “Hubert Creekmore’s The Welcome” as part of the History Is Lunch series.

Stickball and Social Dancing
March 24, 2023, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for Stickball and Social Dancing at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 24, at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians.

Free Sundays at the Two Mississippi Museums
March 26, 2023, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Admission to the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum is free every Sunday.