2009 Annual Report
Legislature Establishes Construction Fund for New Museum of Mississippi History
The 2009 Legislature approved $2 million to create the building fund for the new Museum of Mississippi History. This fund, along with the $2.2 million set aside in recent years for the planning process, demonstrates a commitment to the creation and completion of a state-of-the-art facility that will be a source of pride for all Mississippians.
Building on this momentum, the Foundation for Mississippi History named a new president, Dr. Lucius Marion Lampton of Magnolia, and announced a capital campaign of $10 million toward construction of the museum.
In 2017 Mississippi will celebrate the bicentennial of its statehood. MDAH hopes to open the new Museum of Mississippi during this yearlong celebration. To learn how you can be a part of this project, contact the Foundation for Mississippi History by email or telephone at 601-576-6850.
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