Located in Hernando, the Museum showcases artifacts and exhibits featuring the history of DeSoto County, Mississippi. The DeSoto County Museum features the history and development of the county from 1541 to the present. Artifacts and displays begin with the arrival of Hernando DeSoto and his contact with the native inhabitants of Mississippi. Displays continue through the riverboat days with a working model of a paddlewheel boat. Other exhibits feature the parlor of an antebellum mansion and artifacts from the Civil War. Key events in the agricultural, recreational, and social development of DeSoto County are also on display. Events in the African-American community are also featured in the museum.
The museum also features the story of DeSoto County today. Exhibits include the River Kings, the DeSoto Civic Center, the Economic Council, local artwork and entertainment, and stories of the growing communities of Horn Lake, Olive Branch, Southaven and Hernando.
Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Director: Brian Hicks, firstname.lastname@example.org