News Releases


The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) has awarded the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) its Award

At a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) on Friday, April 16, Reuben Anderson announced his plans to retire in July. Spence Flatgard of Ridgeland was elected to serve as board president beginning in October.
Winners of the 2021 Mississippi History Day State Contest were announced in a virtual awards ceremony on April 17.
The Eudora Welty House & Garden will launch a new outdoor audio tour and open a new exhibit on Tuesday, April 13, in recognition of Eudora Welty’s birthday.
MDAH has created a new website that prioritizes the repatriation of human remains and cultural items in the department's archaeological collection.
A new book uses Mississippi’s civic structures, log cabins, schools, mansions, and skyscrapers to broaden our understanding of the state’s history.
A hand-drawn 1856 map of the Forks of the Road, the second largest slave market in the United States during the nineteenth century, is now available on the MDAH Digital Archives.
On April 1, the historic section of the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion will reopen to the public for guided tours. Reservations are mandatory and must be made at least seventy-two hours in advance.
MDAH has transferred the remains of 403 Native Americans and eighty-three lots of burial objects to the Chickasaw Nation. This is the largest return of human remains in Mississippi history, and the first for MDAH.


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