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2 Mississippi Museums Grand Opening Celebration
December 9, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join us as Mississippi makes history! The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the adjacent Museum of Mississippi History will open on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 11 a.m. This free celebration is open to all and will include music, speakers, and food trucks.
Museum of Mississippi History & Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
The 2 Mississippi Museums will be a place where Mississippians tell their own stories of the state’s rich and complex history. These stories will be told through the many resources from the collection of the Department of Archives and History. We will present the history of our state as never before with eye-popping artifacts, photographs, videos, and interactive exhibits.
The state has committed $90 million to date for this state-of-the art 200,000 square-foot center. It will serve as a portal to other cultural attractions across the state, preserve and store over 22,000 artifacts, and benefit hundreds of thousands of people a year through museum visits, public programs, and educational outreach.