Mississippi Historical Society
Join the Mississippi Historical Society
The Mississippi Historical Society (MHS), founded in 1858, 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. Members receive The Journal of Mississippi History and the Mississippi History Newsletter. The society also publishes an online publication, Mississippi History Now. Membership is open to anyone. Individual memberships are $25.
Two Mississippi Museums Now Open!
The grand opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum took place December 9, 2017. 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.