Civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer was born October 6, 1917. In honor of Hamer’s birthday, admission to the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will be free on Tuesday, October 6. Museum staff will highlight Hamer’s life and legacy through guided tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Effective October 1, the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will add Sundays to its regular hours of operation. The museums will open free of charge on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.
Mississippi Distilled: Prohibition, Piety, and Politics, an immersive exhibition exploring the state’s tumultuous relationship with alcohol from the colonial period to today, opens Tuesday, July 7. The exhibit is on display 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.