Museum of Mississippi History

 Two Mississippi Museum Store Holiday Open House

The Mississippi Museum store will host a Holiday Open House at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 3, to celebrate the upcoming holiday season.  The event is free to the public. There will be a 10 percent discount on all merchandise during the open house, and museum members will receive a 20 percent discount on store items. 

“We’re excited to host this holiday open house because this will create a wonderful mix of food, conversation, and relationship building right in the heart of our two museums,” said Pamela D.C. Junior, director of the Two Mississippi Museums.

The event will feature a complimentary lunch prepared by Chef Nick Wallace and will include some familiar favorites from the Nissan Cafe by Nick Wallace such as Mississippi gumbo and shrimp and grits. Wallace will also prepare a selection of finger foods for visitors to sample from 2 to 4 p.m.

Other activities include food and beverage samplings from Mississippi vendors, artist and baker meet-and-greet opportunities, light music, and complimentary gift packaging.  

The Mississippi Museum Store offers one of the state’s finest collections of folk art, local handmade crafts, pottery, jewelry, and books by and about Mississippians. Find unique holiday gifts for everyone on your list this year at the Mississippi Museum Store.

Admission to the museums is not required. The Mississippi Museum Store at the Two Mississippi Museums is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The museums are  free of charge on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. are located at 222 North Street in Jackson. For more information, email info@mdah.ms.gov or call 601-576-6850 for more information. 

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MLK Night of Culture: Black Empowerment

Join the Two Mississippi Museums at 6 p.m. Monday, January 16, for an evening of art, music, and poetry by local artists inspired by this year's theme—Black Empowerment. Inspired by the unity and determination of Black Mississippians demanding their civil rights in the 1960s, the evening will feature performances exploring how Black Mississippians overcame their fear of White violence and publicly demanded their rights as American citizens through boycotts, marches, and protests organized across the state. 

Holiday Open House

Join the Two Mississippi Museums store for a holiday open house at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 3. The event will be free to the public and will include food and beverage samplings from Mississippi vendors, artist and baker meet-and-greet opportunities, light music, membership and donor information on merchandise, and special discounts on merchandise. For more information, email info@mdah.ms.gov or call 601-576-6850. 

 

Two Mississippi Museums October Volunteer Intake Session

Join the Two Mississippi Museums staff for a volunteer intake session on Thursday, October 20, at 2 p.m. If you have ever wanted to volunteer at the museums or have not volunteered recently and need a refresher, this is an excellent opportunity to meet the staff, learn what volunteers do, and become acquainted with the museums. This session will take place in the Spiro Pete Cora Classroom inside the Two Mississippi Museums.

Trick or Treat at the Two Mississippi Museums

Join us for Trick or Treat at the Two Mississippi Museums on Saturday, October 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for spirited holiday fun! Discover mysteries from Mississippi's past with our scavenger hunt and enjoy Halloween-themed games. Admission to the museums is free with costume during the event hours between 10 a.m.-3p.m, and a Monster March will also take place at 11:30 a.m. during the event. 

MDAH to Host Women in Country Music: Songs and Conversation Event

US Country 96 and MDAH have collaborated to host Women in Country Music: Songs and Conversation at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, at the Two Mississippi Museums. This event is free and open to the public.

“Country music is about stories,” said Traci Lee, program director of US Country 96. “I'm so excited that we're part of an event that gives the women in our industry an opportunity to tell the stories that make them who they are and shape our format.”

Inspired by The World of Marty Stuart special exhibit, this event will celebrate country music and spotlight female country music performers, creating a conversation about identity, musical influences, and the next steps in the future of country music.

The event will feature a panel discussion moderated by Traci Lee and acoustic performances from country performers Hannah Everhart—an up-and-coming country music artist inspired by souls and blues music and nicknamed “The Country Katy Perry” on American Idol—the sibling trio Track45—Jenna, Ben, and KK Johnson—who have songwriting credits from Justin Timberlake, Charlie Puth, Dierks Bentley, Weezer, Lee Brice, HARDY, and Lauren Alaina.

The Two Mississippi Museums are located at 222 North Street in downtown Jackson. For more information, call 601-576-6850 or email info@mdah.ms.gov.

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Trivia Night: Country Music

Join us for a country music-themed trivia night on Thursday, September 1, to celebrate The World of Marty Stuart special exhibit at the Two Mississippi Museums. Cost of entry is $10 (cash only) per person and includes your first drink. Up to 6 people per team. We'll have a cash bar and light bar snacks. The first and second winning teams will be awarded a CASH prize. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the trivia begins at 6. Be sure to come early so you can go through The World of Marty Stuart special exhibit to prepare for our Marty Stuart themed round.

Volunteer Open House

Looking to expand your volunteer knowledge and experience? Come to the Volunteer Open House that will take place from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thursday, August 11 at the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium of the Two Mississippi Museums. Whether you volunteer regularly or would like to get started, we welcome you to come and meet our staff, discover new volunteer opportunities, and learn more about MDAH. This is a free come-and-go event; light refreshments and door prizes will be provided. For more information, contact Erin Blackledge at eblackledge@mdah.ms.gov.

Gallery Talk: The Negro Motorist Green Book

Join us on Thursday, August 18, at 11 a.m. for a gallery talk about the Smithsonian traveling exhibit The Negro Motorist Green Book. This month's talk will feature Zakiya Summers and Timothy Summers who will share about the Summers Hotel. Opened in Jackson in 1944 by Bill Summers, the Summers Hotel was advertised in The Green Book from 1949 to 1966.  Afterwards explore the exhibit  and learn more about the history of Victor Green and his annual travel guide. This event is free and open to the public.

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