Aprons have been made and worn for centuries. The appreciation of the art, fashion and history of aprons began a few years ago and continues with magazine articles, exhibits, books, collectors and the new Apron Museum in Iuka, Mississippi. The Apron Museum is the only museum in the country dedicated to aprons and the stories they tell.
The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum shares the stories of a Mississippi movement that changed the world. Opening on December 9, 2017, the museum promotes a greater understanding of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement and its impact by highlighting the strength and sacrifices of its people.
In December 2017, the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum opened in celebration of the state’s bicentennial.
The Two Mississippi Museums is a place where Mississippians tell their own stories of the state’s rich and complex history. These stories are told through the many resources from the collection of the Department of Archives and History. We present the history of our state as never before with eye-popping artifacts, photographs, videos, and interactive exhibits.
The state has committed over $90 million for this state-of-the art 200,000 square-foot center. It serves as a portal to other cultural attractions across the state, preserves and stores over 22,000 artifacts, and benefits hundreds of thousands of people a year through museum visits, public programs, and educational outreach.
Welcome to the Boyd House, “The Oaks,” one of Jackson’s oldest dwellings. This Greek Revival-style cottage was built about 1853 on four acres of land located near the center of Mississippi’s capital city. The house is one of few extant structures that survived the burning of Jackson in the Civil War. The Oaks is a Mississippi Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
2016 MMA Annual Conference
March 6-8, 2016
Biloxi Beach, Mississippi
“Mississippi Stories – Gulf Coast Prepared”
The 2016 Mississippi Museums Association Annual Conference will take place March 6-8, 2016 with host museum, the Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art at 386 Beach Blvd. in Biloxi Beach, Mississippi. This year’s theme is Mississippi Stories – Gulf Coast Prepared focusing on museum disaster preparedness for disaster, peril or everyday issues. The host hotel is the Gulf Hills Resort and Conference Center in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. To register and for more information, click the links below.