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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.

October 11, 2013

In celebration of October as Archaeology Month, the Department of Archives and History is making more than two dozen volumes in its long-running Archaeological Reports Series available as free downloads. The series provides the most thorough treatment of many prehistoric and historic sites across the state, from Native American mound sites to Civil War batteries.

October 09, 2013

History comes to life after hours with the fifth annual Present Meets Past at the Old Capitol Museum on Thursday, October 24, 5–8 p.m. Walk the halls of the historic building and learn about life and politics in nineteenth century as living history performers portray Mississippians from the past.