News Releases

11/30/2020
The MDAH website was named one of the best genealogical websites in the country by Family Tree Magazine, a national family history publication.
11/24/2020
MDAH is canceling this year’s Christmas by Candlelight Tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but offering opportunities for the public to enjoy the holiday decorations at several sites.
11/23/2020

The Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum announce a Holiday Food Drive to benefit the Mississippi Food Network (MFN).

11/13/2020

In appreciation of all frontline and essential workers who have saved lives and given their services during the COVID-19 pandemic, admission to the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will be free on Tuesday, November 17, 9 a.m.

11/9/2020
MDAH is now accepting applications for the 2021 Eudora Welty Research Fellowship. Offered in partnership with the Eudora Welty Foundation, this annual fellowship awards a $5,000 stipend to one graduate student to conduct research using the Eudora Welty Collection.
10/26/2020
On Tuesday, November 10, MDAH will host a Veterans Day Ceremony on Entergy Mississippi Plaza at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. COVID-19 precautions will be in place.
10/19/2020

A partnership with the Community Foundation for Mississippi will fund the development of a podcast and strengthen the History Is Lunch lecture series by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

10/2/2020

Civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer was born October 6, 1917. In honor of Hamer’s birthday, admission to the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will be free on Tuesday, October 6.

9/21/2020
Effective October 1, the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will open free of charge on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

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