The 2 Mississippi Museums will be a place where Mississippians tell their own stories of the state’s rich and complex history. These stories will be told through the many resources from the collection of the Department of Archives and History. We will present the history of our state as never before with eye-popping artifacts, photographs, videos, and interactive exhibits.
The state has committed $90 million to date for this state-of-the art 200,000 square-foot center. It will serve as a portal to other cultural attractions across the state, preserve and store over 22,000 artifacts, and benefit hundreds of thousands of people a year through museum visits, public programs, and educational outreach.
While the majority of funding for the museums has been provided by the Mississippi Legislature, the Foundation for Mississippi History raised $17 million in private funds for exhibits and programs and is continuing to raise money for special programs, school visits, promotional initiatives, and new technology. You can support this private fundraising by making a one-time gift or becoming a 2 Museums Member.
We want you to be a partner in this historic project for our state and hope you will join us when Mississippi makes history.