Director's Note

Special exhibit on U.S. state capitols.We are proud each day to show off to the public the great Greek Revival masterpiece that is the Old Capitol. Our exhibits and tours feature information on the building's architectural elements and beauty. We also discuss the political history that occurred within our walls, history that not only affected Mississippi, but the nation as a whole. So it only made sense to broaden our view and discuss our country's statehouses. Running through October 12, our special exhibit Monuments to Democracy: The Fifty State Capitols provides an in-depth look at the architecture and history of the other states' magnificent governmental centers.

The newly opened exhibit has already proven to be a big hit with our visitors. Out-of-state guests are excited to find their state capitol and many express their views on which one they find the most interesting. Flip panels quiz patrons questions on details about the capitols, and children can take part in our entertaining scavenger hunt. It is amazing how many of our visitors are in the process of visiting all fifty state capitols and so, we are happy to now provide an opportunity to view them all in one place. Come see it and tell us what capitol is your favorite—besides the Old Capitol of course.

As usual, check our calendar of events to keep track of our latest program offerings or contact us for reservations or details.