Mississippi Historical Society

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The Mississippi Historical Society is a non-profit membership organization that works closely with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. The society also publishes the online resource Mississippi History Now. The Society provides annual grants to help support programs of the Junior Historical Society and Mississippi Heritage Trust and publish books, maps, and other materials to educate the general public. Membership is open to all. Benefits include receiving the Journal of Mississippi History and the Mississippi History Newsletter. Individual memberships are $25. 

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2 Museums to Open in December

The grand opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum is 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 its people. Both museums are administered by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.