Sounds of Prohibition

Join us on Thursday, September 24, for a virtual exploration of the music performed around the state and on the Gold Coast during the days of Prohibition with host and blues historian Scott Barretta. Musicians Jesse Robinson, Nellie Mack, Willie Silas, and Sherill Holly will also present live performances and share their stories about the Prohibition era. The program will live stream from the Museum of Mississippi History's Facebook page. 

This Week’s Featured History is Lunch: Cat Island

This week, we are highlighting a 2018 History Is Lunch presentation by John Cuevas and photographer Jason Taylor entitled "Discovering Cat Island: Photographs and History."

A barrier island in the Mississippi Sound, Cat Island was originally owned by the Cuevas family as part of a 1781 Spanish land grant. The site’s history includes stories of pirate treasure, the Battle of New Orleans, the Trail of Tears, and Prohibition. Lieutenant governor (then secretary of state) Delbert Hosemann introduced the program.

Watch the program on YouTube



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