The Commission to Redesign the Mississippi State Flag met at the Two Mississippi Museums and selected the “New Magnolia Flag” to become the new state flag. The commissioners submitted the design to the governor and the legislature as instructed in House Bill 1796, which established the commission. Mississippians voted to approve the flag design on November 3, 2020.
The commission voted to brand the flag the “In God We Trust” flag.
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 Search the ultimate primary resource of Mississippi’s historical documents, photos, videos, and more.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.
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
The Visitor Center and Museum at Winterville Mounds will remain closed for future renovation and interpretation of its exhibits. The historic grounds will remain open to the public and will continue to be monitored by MDAH personnel.
MDAH Board of Trustees Meeting
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History Board of Trustees will hold an executive committee meeting on Friday, January 22, at 10 a.m.
Free Sundays at the Two Mississippi Museums
Admission to the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum is free every Sunday from noon–4 p.m.
#WeltyatHome: A Virtual Book Club
On Mondays, at noon CST, the Eudora Welty House & Garden will host live book discussions of In the Valley, a new collection of short s