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October 09, 2019 | News Releases

Living History Program at Old Capitol Oct. 17

Living historians will portray well-known and nearly forgotten Mississippians at the annual Present Meets Past living history program from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, October 17, at the Old Capitol Museum.

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August 29, 2019 | News Releases

Fall Teachers Workshop Set for Nov. 1

The thirty-fourth MDAH Social Studies Teachers Workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, November 1, at the Two Mississippi Museums—the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

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July 26, 2019 | News Releases

Digitized Newspapers Available Online

MDAH participated in the National Digital Newspaper Program, an effort to digitize hundreds of out-of-print newspapers across the country. More than 238,000 pages of Mississippi newspapers are now accessible online.

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September 04, 2019 | News Releases

Genealogy for Beginners Workshop

On Saturday, September 14, learn how to trace your family tree with resources available at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

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Online Resources

Online Catalog
Online Catalog

The online catalog allows users to browse the descriptions of most materials at the state archives—from books and manuscripts to photographs and newspapers. This can be an especially useful tool for out-of-town researchers, allowing them to compile a list of relevant resources before traveling to the archives to work on their projects.

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Digital Archives
Digital Archives
MDAH Digital Archives include electronic records received from government agencies and officials, donated and acquired electronic resources, digital copies of original materials from MDAH collections, including paper documents, photographs, maps, audio, and video.

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Education
Education

The Mississippi Department of Archives and History collects, preserves, and provides access to the archival resources of the state, administers museums and historic sites, and oversees statewide programs for historic preservation, government records management, and publications. The department’s public outreach includes exhibits, programs and publications for teachers and students.

From the Delta to Jackson to Natchez, the department offers a variety of opportunities for students of all ages to explore Mississippi’s rich history. This guide is designed to help educators take advantage of the department’s resources, including field trips, classroom outreach programs, and teacher training.

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