Mississippi Historical Society

Join the Mississippi Historical Society

The Mississippi Historical Society is a nonprofit membership organization that works closely with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.  MHS has a unique blend of scholars and laypersons who share an interest in the history of Mississippi.  The next annual meeting will be March 5-6, 2020, in Cleveland, Mississippi. 



Two Mississippi Museums Surpass 250,000 Visitors!

The Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum opened on December 9, 2017.  Visitation surpassed 250,000 in January of 2019. The Museum of Mississippi History encourages people to explore and appreciate our state’s history.  The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum promotes a greater understanding of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and its impact by highlighting the strength and sacrifice of local people. Both museums are administered by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.