News Releases

In May of 2019 for History Is Lunch, University of Alabama professor and author Natalie Adams presented "Just Trying to Have School: The Struggle for Desegregation in Mississippi."
Mississippi History Now, an online publication of the Mississippi Historical Society, has posted its newest article, “Mississippi's Forgotten Soldiers: Women in the Ranks during the Civil War.”
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has closed all museums and facilities in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19. MDAH staff continue to serve the public remotely by responding to email requests.

Based on information provided by the Mississippi Department of Health about the coronavirus pandemic, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will close all sites beginning Friday, March 13.


The Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) and the


Mississippi Distilled: Prohibition, Piety, and Politics, an immersive exhibition exploring the state’s tumultuous relationship with alcohol from the colonial period to today, will open July 7.


The Mississippi Historical Society (MHS) will hold its annual meeting Thursday, March 5, through Friday, March 6, in Cleveland.


Learn about the histories and unique varieties of cornbread in African and Native American culture with Chef Jarita Frazier-King o


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