On Tuesday, September 25, educators from across the state are invited to the Two Mississippi Museums for an evening of networking and museum exploration. During this FREE event, participants will journey through the galleries within the museums and use brand-new educational materials recently developed by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. and light refreshments will be provided. Museum of Mississippi History curator of education Allison Peña, Mississippi Civil Rights Museum curator of education John Spann, and Two Mississippi Museums visitor services coordinator Dorian Pridgen will each give presentations about school visits and student experience in the museums. Register in advance through Eventbrite. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 601-576-6997.
The Museum of Mississippi History opened alongside the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum December 9, 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.
Regular admission to the museums is $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 both 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.