MLK Celebration: Night of Culture

Join us for our virtual MLK Night of Culture event in celebration of Martin Luther King Day, January 18, at 6 p.m. This year’s theme honors the men of the 1968 Memphis Sanitation Strike who marched down Beale Street with protest signs that read “I Am a Man” demanding change against unfair labor practices and to be treated with dignity. 

MLK Celebration: Free Day

On Monday, January 18, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., admission to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Museum of Mississippi History will be free in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day sponsored by FedEx Corporation. Admission will also include the special exhibit Mississippi Distilled: Prohibition, Piety, & Politics. Face masks and social distancing are required.

Artifact Washing Day

Join us at the Two Mississippi Museums on Sunday, November 15, for a day of interactive, hands-on archaeological fun! Work with MDAH Archaeology Collections staff as they clean artifacts excavated in Mississippi. See demonstrations including Atlatl throwing, flint knapping, deer hide shaving, and stickball. Explore Mississippi's earliest stories in a flash tour of archaeological exhibits in the Museum of Mississippi History. Take home a pre-packaged activity bag and create your own handmade pottery and beaded jewelry. This event is free and open to all ages.


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