News Releases

MDAH offices, archives library, museums, and sites will be closed on Monday, April 4, for staff development. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, April 5. 
Eddie S. Glaude Jr., educator, author, political commentator, and public intellectual will deliver the Medgar Wiley Evers Lecture on Thursday, April 28, at 6 p.m. at the Two Mississippi Museums in Jackson. The event is free and open to the public. 
The Unita Blackwell Property, the property of the first African American woman in the state elected to the office of mayor, has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
The Mississippi Historical Society held its annual meeting March 10-11 in Hattiesburg to honor its 2022 award winners, including the best Mississippi History Book of 2021, the lifetime achievement award, teacher of the year, and awards of merit.

On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, MDAH will celebrate the lives of Governor William Winter and First Lady Elise Winter at the Two Mississippi Museums in Jackson. The event is sponsored by Jones Walker LLP and the Foundation for Mississippi History.


The World of Marty Stuart exhibit will debut at the Two Mississippi Museums in Jackson on Saturday, May 7, coinciding with the inaugural Mississippi Makers Fest, a music, food, and arts festival on the museum grounds.

The special exhibition Emerging Grace: Andrew Bucci’s Early Works is on display in the lobby of the William F. Winter Archives & History Building. The exhibition opened on January 12, the centennial birthday of Andrew Bucci.
On Wednesday, March 2, at noon, MDAH will host legislators for a special History Is Lunch program–Finding Common Ground: Lawmakers and the New Flag. Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann, Speaker Philip Gunn, Sen. Briggs Hopson, Sen. Derrick Simmons, and Rep. Robert Johnson will discuss the process of adopting the new Mississippi flag.

MDAH museums, sites, archives library will be closed on Monday, February 21, in observance of President’s Day.


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