Calendar of Events

Wednesday, January 8, at 12 noon—History Is Lunch—Each Wednesday, an author, scholar, activist, or artist presents their works exploring the Mississippi’s past in Nielsen Auditorium. Free; view a list of upcoming speakers here.

Thursday, January 9, 5–7 p.m.—History Happy Hour—During this edition of the series, we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, which guaranteed women's right to vote. Refreshments and a cash bar will be provided at this free event. Read more here and share the Facebook event.

Wednesday, January 15, at 12 noon—History Is Lunch—Each Wednesday, an author, scholar, activist, or artist presents their works exploring the Mississippi’s past in Nielsen Auditorium. Free; view a list of upcoming speakers here.

Saturday, January 18—Free Third Saturday—FREE admission to the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Monday, January 20—FedEx Corporation is supporting FREE admission to the Two Mississippi Museums in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Monday, January 20, 6–8 p.m.—MLK Night of Culture: “I Question America.”—Enjoy an evening of performances honoring the women who led the freedom struggle in Mississippi on Martin Luther King Day. Read more here.

Wednesday, January 22, at 12 noon—History Is Lunch—Each Wednesday, an author, scholar, activist, or artist presents their works exploring the Mississippi’s past in Nielsen Auditorium. Free; view a list of upcoming speakers here.

Thursday, January 30, 6–7:30 p.m.Under the Light: Black Landownership. For the first edition of the 2020 #UndertheLight series, panelists will discuss the importance of black landowners to the modern struggle for civil rights. Read more here.

Saturday, February 8, 9:30 a.m.–noonGenealogy Workshop for Beginners. Learn how to trace your family tree with resources available at MDAH. Read more here

Saturday, February 15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Free Third Saturday. Enjoy free admission to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum every third Saturday of the month. For more information, call 601-576-6800 or email info@twomississippimuseums.com.

Thursday, February 20, 9:00 a.m.–noon—NASA Day. Students will explore Mississippi’s role in the history of space travel with museums tours and interactive STEM activities presented by the John C. Stennis Space Center. For more information, call 601-576-6920 or email info@twomississippimuseums.com

Thursday, February 27, 6–8 p.m.—Many Stories: Black Churches. This edition of the #ManyStories series will focus on the history of African American churches during Reconstruction in Mississippi featuring Rev. C.J. Rhodes and Tony Bounds. Read more here.