History Museum to Celebrate Mississippi’s Artistic Influence

Mississippi has bred some of the world’s greatest writers, musicians, and artists. On Sunday, August 5, the Museum of Mississippi History will celebrate our state’s rich cultural history through fun and engaging activities for the entire family. Quilt crafts, block printing, and scavenger hunts will begin at 1:30 p.m. and continue on the half-hour until 4:30 p.m. Indianola bluesman and visual artist Bobby Whalen will perform live in the museum.

“If you have been planning to get your family to the museum before school begins, this program—the final edition of our Summer Sunday Series—will be the perfect opportunity,” said museum director Rachel Myers. “Best of all, there's no extra charge for any of the activities.”

The Museum of Mississippi History opened alongside the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in December 2017 in celebration of the state's bicentennial. The Museum of Mississippi History explores the entire sweep of the state's history. The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum explores the period from 1945 to 1976, when Mississippi was ground zero for the Civil Rights Movement nationally. The Two Mississippi Museums are administered by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

Tickets to the museums are $12 for both museums for adults and $7 for ages eighteen and under. Children under three are admitted free. Groups of ten or more receive discounted pricing of $6 per adult and $3 per student for one museum and $10 per adult and $5 per student for museums. Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The museums are located at 222 North Street, Jackson, MS 39201.

Become a museum member and get free admission to the Two Mississippi Museums all year. Learn more at http://give2mississippimuseums.com/. For more information, call 601-576-6800 or email info@museumofmshistory.com.