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—a journal from the Civil War homefront, film footage of a civil rights worker, or an interview with a present-day Choctaw.
The state has committed $74 million to date for this state-of-the art 200,000 square-foot educational center that will be a portal to other cultural attractions across the state, preserve and share 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 2 Museums has been provided by the Mississippi Legislature, the Foundation for Mississippi History and the Foundation for the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum are working to raise private funds for exhibits and endowments. The campaign goal is $17 million.
The eyes of the world will be on Mississippi in December 2017 when the 2 Mississippi Museums open. Join us when Mississippi makes history.