November 22, 2013
Traditional holiday decorations will be on display at the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion, Old Capitol Museum, Mississippi State Capitol, Eudora Welty House and Garden, and William F. Winter Archives and History Building on Friday, December 6 for the eighteenth annual Old Jackson Christmas by Candlelight Tour
October 25, 2013
At its regular quarterly meeting in Jackson on October 25, the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History awarded a grant of $500,000 for the Webster County Courthouse. The board also approved three new Mississippi Landmark designations and eight new State Historical Markers.
December 06, 2013
At a special meeting on December 6 the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History awarded grants totaling $2,980,194 to twenty-six preservation and restoration projects from across the state. The Community Heritage Preservation grant program, authorized and funded through the Mississippi Legislature, helps preserve and restore historic courthouses and schools and, in Certified Local Government communities, other historic properties. Over the life of the program the department has awarded more than $27 million in Community Heritage Preservation grants to 170 projects.
December 04, 2013
On Thursday, December 10, Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves, Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, and other officials will unveil the official plan to commemorate Mississippi’s bicentennial in 2017 at the fifth annual Statehood Day program at the Old Capitol.
October 24, 2013
Mississippi officials, civil rights leaders and school children broke ground today on the landmark Museum of Mississippi History and the first Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.