Old Capitol Museum exterior

Today marks the third anniversary of the grand opening of the Old Capitol Museum after its post-Katrina restoration. OCM Director Clay Williams documented the 2007-2008 restoration of this National Historic Landmark in hundreds of photographs. We have selected a few to look at here, but you can view more in the Restoration Gallery. Read more about the restoration here.

Old Capitol restoration House Chamber

Workers in the House of Representatives Chamber

Old Capitol Restoration 1st floor corridor

Plaster work in 1st floor corridor

Old Capitol Museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1-5 p.m., free of charge. Located at Capitol and State Streets in downtown Jackson, parking in rear.

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Mississippi inaugurated a new governor and other state officials this week. This series brings you historic photographs of past inauguration ceremonies, inaugural parades, and inaugural balls from the MDAH collection.

Governor Hugh White's Inaugural Parade, January 22, 1952. Call Number: PI/COL/1982.0016, item 296 (MDAH Collection)

Governor Hugh L. White's Inaugural Parade, January 22, 1952. Call Number: PI/COL/1982.0016, item 296 (MDAH Collection)

Colonels in inauguration parade of Hugh L. White, 1952. Call Number: PI/2002.0002, item 12 (MDAH Collection)

Colonels in inauguration parade of Hugh L. White, 1952. Call Number: PI/2002.0002, item 12 (MDAH Collection)

Horse drawn carriage at Ross Barnett's inaugural parade. Shankle Collection. Call Number: PI/COL/1981.0066, item 260 (MDAH Collection)

Horse drawn carriage at Ross Barnett's inaugural parade. Shankle Collection. Call Number: PI/COL/1981.0066, item 260 (MDAH Collection)

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"Downtown Jackson At Night, Time Exposure - Shot From Balcony of Old Capitol Building." 195-. Call Number: PI/COL/1981.0066, item 72 (MDAH Collection)

"Downtown Jackson At Night, Time Exposure - Shot From Balcony of Old Capitol Building." 195-. Call Number: PI/COL/1981.0066, item 72 (MDAH Collection)

Hugh Warren Shankle (1921- ) was a photo technician with WLBT-TV in Jackson, Mississippi, during the late 1950s and ’60s. He was also the official photographer for the Mississippi Art Association and timpanist in the Jackson Symphony Orchestra. This collection consists of two hundred sixty eight images of local personalities, beauty contestants, inauguration ceremonies, and historical houses and buildings in Jackson and other locations in Mississippi, as well as Ole Miss football, including the January 2, 1962, Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas. Click here to view the collection.

Photographs of Gulf Coast landmarks such as the Biloxi Lighthouse and Beauvoir are in the collection, as well as Windsor Ruins and the aftermath of the 1966 Candlestick Park, Jackson, tornado.

Hargrove Collection Now Online

On November 29, 2011, in Digital Archives, Photographs, by Amanda
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Six unidentified African American Jackson Police Department officers, 196-. Call Number: PI/2010.0005, item 83 (MDAH Collection)

Six unidentified African American Jackson Police Department officers, 196-. Call Number: PI/2010.0005, item 83 (MDAH Collection)

The Ralph Hargrove Photograph Collection (PI/2010.0005) consists of one-hundred-thirty-six black-and-white photographs of Jackson, Mississippi, from 1927 until 1984. Most of the images were taken during Hargrove’s forty-year career with the Jackson Police Department. Subjects include city government buildings, police department activities, and state and national politicians. The collection features images of the rifle found at the crime scene after the murder of Mississippi civil rights leader Medgar Evers, Jackson’s first African American policemen, U.S. Senator John C. Stennis, Mississippi lieutenant governor Charles Sullivan, Alabama governor George Wallace, and a Jackson city vehicle known as “Thompson’s Tank.”

Anyone with information on the identity of the JPD officers pictured above is encouraged to contact the MDAH Image and Sound section at 601-576-6850.

1875 Capitol Grounds Survey Map Online

On November 15, 2011, in Digital Archives, Maps, by Amanda
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Map of Capitol Grounds survey, 1875, by Jeff. D. Bell, surveyor. Call Number: MA/2003.0107(a) MDAH Collection

Map of Capitol Grounds survey, 1875, by Jeff. D. Bell, surveyor. Call Number: MA/2003.0107(a) MDAH Collection

This interesting map of the Capitol Street area is available to view online as a Zoomify JPEG! Click here to view the map.

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