News Releases

1/8/2021
A book about the tragic 1970 shooting deaths of James Earl Green and Phillip Gibbs at Jackson State University has won the Mississippi Historical Society’s award for the best Mississippi history book of 2020.
12/19/2020
William F. Winter led the MDAH Board of Trustees for nearly fifty years, making an unmistakable impact on the department and the state.
12/10/2020

The Visitor Center and Museum at Winterville Mounds will remain closed for future renovation and interpretation of its exhibits. The historic grounds will remain open to the public and will continue to be monitored by MDAH personnel.

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
View the holiday hours at the state archives, Museum of Mississippi History, Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, and Eudora Welty House & Garden.
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.

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