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Two Mississippi Museums Summer Camps Continue with $30K Award from Geneviève McMillan-Reba Stewart Foundation

April 4, 2023

Jackson, Miss. — Registration is open for the summer 2023 History Exploration and Freedom School camps at the Two Mississippi Museums. 

Thanks to a $30,000 grant from the Geneviève McMillan-Reba Stewart Foundation, the Two Mississippi Museums added an additional camp session and kept registration fees affordable for families at $75 per student. 

"Having campers in summer 2022 brought incredible energy to the Two Mississippi Museums, and we look forward to expanding the upcoming 2023 sessions thanks to the Geneviève McMillan-Reba Stewart Foundation,” said Mississippi Department of Archives and History director Katie Blount. "Last year students enjoyed fun and engaging activities while encountering important stories from Mississippi’s history."  

History Exploration Camp is for students heading into fourth and fifth grades. Campers will explore themes such as archaeology, architecture, transportation, civil rights, and music. In addition to exhibits at the Two Mississippi Museums, students will enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour of the collections, special guest speakers, and visits to other historic sites in Jackson. History Exploration Camp sessions are June 12-16 and June 26-30. 

Freedom School Camp is for students heading into sixth, seventh, and eighth grades, where campers will deepen their understanding of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi and its impact on the world through stories of local heroes in their communities. The grant from the McMillan-Stewart Foundation will cover costs for additional technology to support camper research projects. Students will visit historic sites throughout Jackson. Freedom School Camp is held for two consecutive weeks, July 10-21. 

These summer camps are sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. 

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