News Releases

4/12/2021
MDAH has created a new website that prioritizes the repatriation of human remains and cultural items in the department's archaeological collection.
4/5/2021
A new book uses Mississippi’s civic structures, log cabins, schools, mansions, and skyscrapers to broaden our understanding of the state’s history.
3/23/2021
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.
3/22/2021
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.
3/18/2021
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.
3/15/2021
MDAH has launched a new podcast featuring authors and experts discussing the state’s landmark moments and overlooked stories. Speaking of Mississippi will explore the Civil War Siege of Jackson, the state’s 1878 yellow fever epidemic, the desegregation of the capital city’s public swimming pools, the Jackson State shootings, and more during its first season.
3/8/2021
The Mississippi Historical Society presented the best Mississippi history book of 2021, its lifetime achievement award, teacher of the year, and other awards in recognition at its virtual annual meeting on Friday, March 5.
2/1/2021
Nissan is sponsoring free weekends to the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in February starting Saturday, February 6.
1/26/2021
Join us at 7 p.m. on Feb. 9 for a virtual discussion about a new documentary about the Black church. The event is presented in partnership with Mississippi Public Broadcasting.

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