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Date: Friday, November 13, 2020

In appreciation of all frontline and essential workers who have saved lives and given their services during the COVID-19 pandemic, admission to the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will be free on Tuesday, November 17, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. These individuals include health care workers, teachers, law-enforcement officers, fire fighters, and others. Guests will not be required to provide identification to receive free admission.

Date: Friday, October 2, 2020

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.

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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.

Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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.

Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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.