Mississippi Historical Society
The Mississippi Historical Society, founded in 1858 and reorganized in 1890 and 1952–1953, encourages outstanding work in interpreting, teaching, and preserving Mississippi history. The society, which led the way in persuading the Mississippi legislature to establish the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in 1902, is a non-profit membership organization that works closely with the MDAH. The society also publishes the online resource Mississippi History Now. It provides annual grants to help support programs of the Junior Historical Society and Mississippi Heritage Trust and publishes books, maps, and other materials to educate the general public. Membership is open to anyone. Benefits include receiving the quarterly Journal of Mississippi History and the quarterly Mississippi History Newsletter. Individual memberships are $25.
Programs in the History Is Lunch series are held at noon on Wednesdays in the William F. Winter Archives and History Building or Old Capitol Museum in Jackson. There is no admission charge. For information call (601) 576-6998 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Free State of Jones movie was released on June 24, 2016. Read the real history at the Smithsonian Magazine.
The Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will both open in 2017. Learn more at www.2mississippimuseums.com.
2017 marks the bicentennial of the state of Mississippi. The 2017 annual meeting of the Mississippi Historical Society will be March 2-4, 2017 in Gulfport. http://www.historicalsocietyofgulfport.org/the-centennial-plaza-story.html
Mississippi Historical Society * PO Box 571 * Jackson, MS 39205-0571 * (601) 576-6849 * email email@example.com