Museum of Mississippi History

Gallery Talk: The Negro Motorist Green Book

Join us at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 15, for a talk in The Negro Green Motorist Green Book traveling exhibit at the Two Mississippi Museums. Guests will explore the exhibit and learn more about the history of Victor Green and his annual travel guide. This month's guest is Angela Stewart who will share about Farish Street, a historic neighborhood in Jackson, Mississippi, known for Black-owned businesses. This event is free and open to the public. Visit

Gallery Talk: The World of Marty Stuart

Join us Thursday, August 4 for a gallery talk in The World of Marty Stuart special exhibit at the Two Mississippi Museums. Guests will explore the stories of country music through the artifacts and memorabilia of Marty's collection. This month's guest is Dr. Dan Barnard, executive director of Marty Stuart's Congress of Country Music, opening soon in Philadelphia, MS. Dr. Barnard will share a little bit of history of the Congress of Country music as well as future plans. This event is free and open to the public. 

History Happy Hour: On the Road

Join us for an evening of history and fun on Tuesday, July 19, at the Two Mississippi Museums! The evening theme for this edition of History Happy Hour is "On the Road" in collaboration with The Negro Motorist Green Book special exhibit. Museum staff will lead interactive fifteen-minute flash tours through the exhibit, as well as through the Two Mississippi Museums featuring stories about travel and transportation in our state. Enjoy refreshments, a cash bar and live music from jazz saxophonist Tiger Rogers. Museum members will receive a complimentary drink.

Higher Purpose Co., National Museum of African American History and Culture to Sponsor Free Days at the Two Mississippi Museums

Higher Purpose Co. (HPC) and the National Museum of African American History and Culture are supporting free admission to the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Friday, July 8, and Saturday, July 9, in conjunction with the presentation of The Negro Motorist Green Book exhibit. Admission to the Two Mississippi Museums is free every Sunday.

The Two Mississippi Museums will host an entrepreneur fair in partnership with HPC Saturday, July 9, from 10 a.m.2 p.m. in the Mississippi Hall of History.

“We are grateful to Higher Purpose Co. and the National Museum of African American History and Culture for making it possible for Mississippians to visit the Two Mississippi Museums and increase their knowledge of entrepreneurship,” said Katie Blount, director of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

“Higher Purpose Co. is excited to collaborate on this timely initiative,” said Tim Lampkin, Founder & CEO of Higher Purpose Co. “HPC is committed to amplifying positive narratives of African Americans and providing business resources to reduce the racial wealth gap in our state. This partnership is yet another example of our consistent strategy to improve the state of Mississippi.”

Support for this collaborative community program is made possible by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The Negro Motorist Green Book offers an immersive look at the reality of travel for African Americans in mid-century America and how the annual guide served as an indispensable resource for the nation’s rising African American middle class. The exhibition was developed by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in collaboration with award-winning author, photographer and cultural documentarian, Candacy Taylor, and made possible through the support of Exxon Mobil Corporation. 

Museum hours are Tuesday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. The Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum—Two Mississippi Museums—are located at 222 North Street in Jackson. For more information visit the MDAH Facebook page or email info@mdah.ms.gov.  

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