A new exhibit at the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum showcases rare artifacts uncovered from the wreckage of a sunken slave ship. On Saturday, February 2, Spirits of the Passage: The Story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade—a traveling exhibit of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum—will open in the FedEx and Medgar and Myrlie Evers Exhibition Halls at the Two Mississippi Museums.
Join us for an evening of free performances in honor of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, January 21. The theme of this year's event is "Where Do We Go From Here?"—the title of King's 1967 book and also the name of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum's final gallery. The event will begin at 6 p.m.
Museum director Pamela Junior, artist Thabi Moyo, and musician 5th Child will co-host the program. DJ Young Venom will provide music.
On Wednesday, December 26, enjoy free live music, dancing, and poetry during the 2018 Kwanzaa Celebration in the Craig H. Neilsen Auditorium at the Two Mississippi Museums. Organized annually by Women for Progress, Inc., the program honors community leaders that embody Kwanzaa principles. A light reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the program will start at 6 p.m.
For more than forty years the model trains and town of Possum Ridge have been a holiday tradition delighting both children and adults. The site depicts a typical Mississippi railroad town of the 1940s. In its first year it consisted of a single block of an electrified Main Street with ten buildings, such as a bank, dry goods store, newspaper office, and restaurant.
On Friday, December 7, enjoy free live music, holiday decorations, and traditional treats at the twenty-third annual Christmas by Candlelight Tour. This year seven sites will be open and sporting holiday decorations—the State Capitol, Mississippi Governor’s Mansion, Old Capitol Museum, Manship House Museum, and Eudora Welty House and Garden, plus the new Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
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