The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is working to ensure that more students get a chance to visit the Two Mississippi Museums.
The MDAH will begin offering scholarships to offset costs for Title I schools to visit the Two Mississippi Museums—the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
“Our goal is to make sure that every student in this state has an opportunity to see these world-class museums,” said Katie Blount, MDAH director. “We are thankful to our partners, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Cline Tours, Inc., for helping make this vision a reality.”
MDAH is offering the following:
- Students who attend the Biloxi Public School District, Jackson Public School District, or Sunflower Consolidated School District are eligible for free admission to the museums. These admission grants are funded through an endowment established by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
- MDAH is also partnering with Cline Tours to provide free transportation for students in Mississippi school districts that are located within a fifty-mile radius of Cline Tours’ bus hubs in Ridgeland, Oxford, Starkville, Hattiesburg, McComb, and Memphis.
- MDAH has limited additional funds available for other Title I schools. Eligible schools should contact MDAH school visits coordinator Stephanie King for more information.
“We are excited to work with school districts and administrators to bring their students to the Two Mississippi Museums,” said Stephanie King, MDAH student visits coordinator. “It’s not too late to book your field trip for the 2019-2020 school year.”
For more information about this program or to schedule your visit, contact Stephanie King at 601-576-6795 or firstname.lastname@example.org