Mississippi Distilled

A PROHIBITION EXHIBITION

March 21—November 1, 2020

Popping the Cork on Prohibition

TICKETS

Discounts are available for children under three, students, seniors, active duty and military veterans, and groups of ten or more.

Tickets may be purchased alone or in combination with admission to the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

Experience stories of Prohibition, piety, and politics in the "wettest dry state" at this immersive new exhibit exploring Mississippi's complex relationship with alcohol—from the colonial period to today.

Prohibition

In the United States, Prohibition was a nationwide constitutional ban on the production, importation, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages beginning in 1920. For the state of Mississippi, Prohibition began in 1908—twelve years before National Prohibition became law.

Based on information provided by the Mississippi Board of Health about the coronavirus epidemic, the Two Mississippi Museums are closing beginning Friday, March 13.
All public events are postponed through April 3.

Special Program Offerings

Friday, March 20, 6 p.m. Mississippi Distilled Opening Reception

Wednesday, April 1, 11 a.m. Mississippi Distilled Gallery Talk 
Stories from the Still.  Tour the exhibition with special guest Scott Baretta, who will discuss Gold Coast clubs and casinos.

Saturday, April 4, 11 a.m. Mississippi Distilled Gallery Talk 
Guided exhibition tour with special guests.

Wednesday, May 6, 11 a.m. Mississippi Distilled Gallery Talk
What’s Brewing in Mississippi?  Tour the exhibition with special guest Matthew McLaughlin from MS Brewers Guild.

Saturday, May 9 Mississippi Makers Festival
Festival featuring Mississippi-made art, music, and craft beer

Saturday, May 9, 11 a.m. Mississippi Distilled Gallery Talk 
Guided exhibition tour with special guests.

Friday, May 22, 6:30 p.m. Fauna Foodworks Presents: Dining During Prohibition
Ticketed dinner with Visit Jackson featuring meal inspired by midcentury dining 

Wednesday, June 3, 11 a.m. Mississippi Distilled Gallery Talk 
Guided exhibition tour with special guests.

Friday, June 5, 6 p.m.  Behind the Bar: History of Prohibition Cocktails
Presentation from bartenders Joe McCullough and Jimmy Quinn on history of cocktails during Prohibition and demonstration of popular recipes  

Saturday, June 6, 11 a.m. Mississippi Distilled Gallery Talk 
Guided exhibition tour with special guests.

Wednesday, July 8, 11 a.m. Mississippi Distilled Gallery Talk 
Behind the Scenes of Mississippi Distilled.  Tour the exhibition tour with MDAH exhibits and collections staff.

Thursday, July 9, 5 p.m. History Happy Hour
Social featuring live entertainment and refreshments with flash tours every 15 minutes highlighting medical history

Saturday, July 11, 11 a.m. Mississippi Distilled Gallery Talk 
What's Brewing in Mississippi?  Tour the exhibition with special guest Craig Hendry from Raise Your Pints. 

Saturday, July 11, Noon. A Bona Fide Homebrew Tasting and Competition
Members of the Mississippi Homebrew Association will demonstrate homebrew techniques and invite visitors to vote for their favorite team.

Wednesday, August 5, 11 a.m. Mississippi Distilled Gallery Talk
Stories from the Still.  Tour the exhibition with special guest Josh Green to discuss the infamous Jackson County Club Raid.

Saturday, August 8, 11 a.m. Mississippi Distilled Gallery Talk
What's Brewing in Mississippi?  Tour the exhibition with special guests Ricahrd Patrick and Austin Evans from Cathead Vodka.

Saturday, August 22, 11 a.m.  EqualiTea
Discussion with refreshments to celebrate the centennial of women's suffrage by exploring the roles Mississippi women played in the movement  

Wednesday, September 2, 11 a.m.  Mississippi Distilled Gallery Talk
Stories from the Still.  Tour the exhibition with special guests Tom Henderson, who will discuss clubs, casinos, and items from his collection featured in the exhibition.

Saturday, September 5, 11 a.m. Mississippi Distilled Gallery Talk
Guided exhibition tour with special guests.   

Thursday, September 24, 6 p.m. Sounds of Prohibition
Presentation on the history of the music performed at drinking establishments around the state during Prohibition with live performances of music from the era 

Wednesday, October 7, 11 a.m. Mississippi Distilled Gallery Talk 
Guided exhibition tour with special guests.

Saturday, October 10, 11 a.m. Mississippi Distilled Gallery Talk
Guided exhibition tour with special guests. 

Thursday, October 8, 5 p.m. History Happy Hour
Social featuring live entertainment and refreshments with flash tours every 15 minutes highlighting music and dance history 

 
Sounds from the Still

One-hour lunchtime concerts on Saturdays in the Hall of History
April 4 / June 6 / July 11 / August 8 / September 5 /October 10

 
Third Saturdays

9 a.m.–5 p.m. Free admission to the exhibit and Two Mississippi Museums the third Saturday of every month.

Media Kit

In March 2020, MDAH 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. It will run March 21–November 1, 2020, at the Two Mississippi Museums—Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum—in Jackson.

Read more here.

View Mississippi Distilled Media Kit

For more information contact:

Michael Morris
mmorris@mdah.ms.gov
601-576-6822

Stephenie Morrisey
morrisey@mdah.ms.gov
601-576-6545