It’s been five years since the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum opened in Jackson, and since then, over half a million people have visited the Two Mississippi Museums.
To celebrate, the Two Mississippi Museums will be hosting a free celebration on Friday, December 9, and Saturday, December 10. The event will include admission to the museums, live music, food trucks, and trackless train rides for children.
“In celebrating this fifth anniversary, we acknowledge the wealth of opportunity and wisdom these museums gave us,” Two Mississippi Museums Director Pamela D.C. Junior said. “More than 500,000 people have come together to listen, investigate, learn, and reflect on our Mississippi history. We look forward to continuing this journey with all of you, for many more years to come.”
Construction of the Two Mississippi Museums, which totaled $100 million, was funded by the Mississippi Legislature along with generous support from private donors, such as the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.
“The Two Mississippi Museums preserve the painful stories and truths of our ancestors and are a testament to the deep resolve we have to healing our communities,” Rhea Williams-Bishop, director of Mississippi and New Orleans programming for the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, said. “We are excited to celebrate the museums’ anniversary and help ensure everyone can learn our rich and complex history.”
Admission is also free on Sunday, December 11, as per usual. To learn more about the Two Mississippi Museums, click here.