The Museum of Mississippi History is a world-class facility where you and your students will explore 15,000 years of Mississippi’s past. The museum showcases hundreds of artifacts and features a modern classroom outfitted for educational activities. Interactive exhibits challenge students to take a closer look at all aspects of our state’s history, and voices from our past bring history to life. Request a reservation for your school group today.
Many resources for educators are available on the Mississippi Department of Archives and History website, including lesson plans and teaching units. Also find information about the Traveling Trunks program, where trunks filled with educational materials, reproductions, artifacts, and lessons related to a specific theme or topic can be shipped to your classroom. For more information, visit the MDAH home page and select the “Learn” tab.
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History Digital Archives are a useful way to bring primary sources from Mississippi history into your classroom. Visit the Digital Archives collection online.
As part of Mississippi’s Largest Classroom, the Museum of Mississippi History, along with the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, offers special programs for students and professional development opportunities for educators.