Mississippi Historical Society

Join the Mississippi Historical Society

The Mississippi Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that works closely with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History to promote understanding of the state's history. Founded in 1858, the modern Society dates to its reactivation in 1952 and has held annual meetings since 1953. The next annual meeting will be on March 3-4, 2022 in Hattiesburg. 

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Mississippi Historical Society Awards Prizes

The Mississippi Historical Society presented the best Mississippi history book of 2020, its lifetime achievement award, teacher of the year, and other awards at its virtual annual meeting on March 5, 2021. See the short video here and the press relase here.