In March 2020 the Mississippi Department of Archives and History will open Mississippi Distilled: Prohibition, Piety, and Politics, an immersive exhibition exploring the state’s tumultuous relationship with alcohol from the colonial period to today. The exhibit will run March 21–November 1, 2020, at the Two Mississippi Museums—the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum—in Jackson.
At 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, join us for another edition of #HistoryHappyHour, where we will focus on women and their pivotal roles throughout Mississippi history in honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment. Enjoy fifteen-minute flash tours, live entertainment, and activities highlighting our collection and exhibits.
On Thursday, November 21, at 6 p.m. individuals featured in the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum’s eighth gallery will reflect on the two years since the museum opened alongside the Museum of Mississippi History. The program, the final edition of the museum's 2019 Under the Light series, will take place in This Little Light of Mine gallery and there is no charge to attend.
The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum was honored at the international museum conference Best in Heritage held September 25–27 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The three-day annual event celebrated award-winning museum projects from five continents.
The Two Mississippi Museums is hosting a free preview of Ken Burns’ latest documentary Country Music at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 11. Grammy winner and Louisville native Carl Jackson will make a special appearance. Seating is limited for this free event. Save your seat by registering at mpbonline.org/mpbcountry.
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