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6 of 11 Types of Mississippi Recreational Facilities--Museums
IVAN E GILLIS
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Mississippi Museums

 

Name

Location

County

Region

Type

Notes

1927 Flood Museum

Greenville

Washington

Delta

Local history

History of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927[1]

Africa House YA Providence Educultural Resource Museum & Gallery

Natchez

Adams

Southwest

Ethnic - African American

Open by appointment, includes paintings, artifacts, carvings, videos, tools, photographs of European enslavement forts, instruments, traveling exhibits[2]

African American Military History Museum

Hattiesburg

Forrest

Southeast

Ethnic - African American / Military

website, 150 years of African-American military history; artifacts, photos and displays; has extensive set of Spanish–American War medals

Alice Moseley Folk Art and Antique Museum

Bay St. Louis

Hancock

Southeast

Art

Home and art of folk artist Alice Moseley

American Contract Bridge League Museum

Horn Lake

DeSoto

North

Sports

website, exhibits on Civil War, African-American history, renovated cabin, Jerry Lee Lewis

Amory Regional Museum

Amory

Monroe

North

Local history

website

Auburn

Natchez

Adams

Southwest

Historic house

Built about 1812; red brick mansion

B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center

Indianola

Sunflower

Southeast

Biographical, Blues - Music

website, Features displays on B.B. King and the cotton gin where he worked and other Blues musicians from the Delta

Beauvoir

Biloxi

Harrison

Southeast

Biographical

Historic house that includes the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library

Bench Mark Works Motorcycle Museum & Campground

Sturgis

Oktibbeha

East Central

Transportation - Motorcycles

Website, pre-1970 Bench Mark Works motorcycles

Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum

Vicksburg

Warren

Southwest

Commodity - Coca Cola

WebsiteCoca-Cola history and memorabilia

Biloxi Lighthouse

Biloxi

Harrison

Southeast

Maritime

Website, 1848 lighthouse open for tours

Biloxi Mardi Gras Museum

Biloxi

Harrison

Southeast

History

Located in the Magnolia Hotel, costumes, photographs and memorabilia of carnival celebrations along the coast

Black History Gallery

McComb

Pike

Southwest

Ethnic - African American

Displays African American pictures, books and historical materials[3]

Boler's Inn Museum

Union

Newton

East Central

Historic site

informationinformation

"Boo" Ferriss Baseball Museum

Cleveland

Bolivar

Delta

Biographical

Life of baseball great Dave Ferriss,[4] located in the Crawford Center of Delta State University[5]

Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site

Baldwyn

Lee

North

Military

Civil War battlefield and visitor's center with exhibits

Busted Wrench Garage Museum

Gulfport

Harrison

Southeast

Transportation

website, free classic and vintage car museum and with assorted other vehicles

Camp Van Dorn World War II Museum

Centreville

Wilkinson

Southwest

Military

website, history of Camp Van Dorn, training camp for 40,000 soldiers in World War II from 1942-1945; has sections on the town of Centreville, the camp, and the war

Canton Movie Museums

Canton

Madison

Southwest

Media

website, two museums about films made in the area, one about the film A Time to Kill, one about My Dog Skip

Canton Multicultural Center & Museum

Canton

Madison

Southwest

Ethnic - African American

Website

Canton Train Museum

Canton

Madison

Southwest

Railroad

website, historic train depot

Catfish Museum and Welcome Center

Belzoni

Humphreys

Delta

Industry

website, on the farm-raised catfish industry, also local art

Causeyville General Store and Mill

Meridian

Lauderdale

East Central

History

photos, general store from about 1895, gristmill, mechanical music museum, country memorabilia[6]

Center for Marine Education and Research

Gulfport

Harrison

Southeast

Natural history

Part of the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, interactive exhibits, life-size replicas of sea creatures, touch tanks and aquariums, requires reservations

Century of History Museum

Greenville

Washington

Delta

Ethnic - Jewish

website, at the Hebrew Union Temple, Jewish history in the Delta region

Center for the Study of Southern Culture - Gammill Gallery

Oxford

Lafayette

North

Culture

Exhibits of documentary photography of the American South

Charles H. Templeton, Sr. Music Museum

Starkville

Oktibbeha

East Central

Music

website, part of the Mitchell Memorial Library at MSU, musical instruments, recordings and sheet music

Charles W. Capps, Jr. Archives and Museum

Cleveland

Bolivar

Delta

Multiple

website, part of Delta State University, changing exhibits of history and culture from its collections and traveling exhibits

Clinton Community Nature Center

Clinton

Hinds

Southwest

Nature center

website, museum/education building, 33 acres (130,000 m2) of woodland, 2.5 miles (4.0 km) of walking trails, labeled native trees and flowers

Choctaw Museum

Choctaw

Neshoba

East Central

Ethnic - Native American

Website, history and culture of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center

Corinth

Alcorn

North

Military

website, part of Shiloh National Military Park

Crossroads Museum

Corinth

Alcorn

North

Local history

website, housed in a railroad depot, includes local, railroad and Civil War history, Coca-Cola memorabilia and drink machines[7]

Cullis & Gladys Wade Clock Museum

Starkville

Oktibbeha

East Central

Horology

website, part of the Mississippi State University, American clocks and watches, located in the lobby of the Mississippi State University Welcome Center

Deason Home

Ellisville

Jones

Southeast

Historic house

Open by appointment with the Tallahala Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution[8][9]

Delta Blues Museum

Clarksdale

Coahoma

Delta

Music - Blues

Blues music and performers

Delta State UniversitySculpture Garden

Cleveland

Bolivar

Delta

Art

website, showcases the work of regional and national sculptors

DeSoto County Museum

Hernando

DeSoto

North

Local history

website, exhibits on Civil War, African-American history, renovated cabin, Jerry Lee Lewis

Dunleith

Natchez

Adams

Southwest

Historic house

Antebellum mansion estate with outbuildings

Dunn-Seiler Geology Museum

Starkville

Oktibbeha

East Central

Geology

website, part of the Mississippi State University, rocks, minerals, fossils and meteorites

E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center

Greenville

Washington

Delta

Art

Operated by the Greenville Arts Council, features Roger D. Malkin Gallery that hosts six to eight exhibitions per year featuring local, regional, and national artists, and the Delta Children's Museum Pavilion with an Armitage Herschell carousel[10]

Elvis Presley Birthplace

Tupelo

Lee

North

Biographical

Includes the birthplace home and museum of Elvis Presley, and a chapel

Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center

Glendora

Tallahatchie

Delta

Ethnic - African American

website, story of murder of Emmett Till and local African American culture and history

Ethel Wright Mohamed Stitchery Museum

Belzoni

Humphreys

Delta

Art

website, stitched memory pictures representative of Mississippi Delta family life. Some of her pieces are in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution

Eudora Welty House

Jackson

Hinds

Southwest

Historic house

website, Home of author Eudora Welty

French Camp Historic Area

French Camp

Choctaw

East Central

Open-air

website, includes 1846 log cabin, visitors center, crafts and sorghum mill, antebellum home

F.W. Williams Home

Meridian

Lauderdale

East Central

Historic house

1886 Victorian period home[11]

G.I. Museum

Ocean Springs

Jackson

Southeast

Military

website, almost entirely devoted to World War II, includes uniformed mannequins, period weapons, a 1943 Jeep and home-front items

Gallery 130

Oxford

Lafayette

North

Art

website, located in Meek Hall, operated by the Art Department of the University of Mississippi, exhibitions by undergraduate and graduate students

Gateway to the Blues Visitors Center and Museum

Tunica

Tunica

Delta

Music

Located in a historic depot, history of how The Blues was born and the role Tunica played in building the genre's legacy[12]

Grand Gulf Military Park

Port Gibson

Claiborne

Southwest

Historic site

Civil War battle site, includes museum, historic buildings, cemetery, observation tower

Grand Village of the Natchez Indians

Natchez

Adams

Southwest

Archaeology - Native American

website, Site of a ceremonial mound center for the Natchez tribe from 1200-1730; Museum, reconstructed mounds and a dwelling

Greene County Museum

Leakesville

Greene

Southeast

Local history

Former courthouse built about 1939, features local history and prehistoric Indian artifacts[13]

Greenville Air Force Base Museum

Greenville

Washington

Delta

Aviation

Located on the second floor of the Mid-Delta Regional Airport, history of Greenville Air Force Base[1]

Greenville History Museum

Greenville

Washington

Delta

Local history

website

Greenwood Blues Heritage Museum & Gallery

Greenwood

Leflore

Delta

Music - Blues

Exhibits on Robert Johnson and other central Delta blues artists[14]

Grenada Historical Museum

Grenada

Grenada

North

Local history

Located in City Hall, includes Coca-Cola display[15]

Grenada Lake Visitors Center Museum

Grenada

Grenada

North

Natural history

website, animal displays, lake history, wildlife scenes, informational videos, a telescope overlook point

Gulf Islands National Seashore Visitor Center

Ocean Springs

Jackson

Southeast

Natural history

William M. Colmer Visitor Center for barrier islands in Mississippi, has exhibits, nature trails, ranger programs, campground and picnic areas

Hattiesburg Area Historical Society Museum

Hattiesburg

Forrest

Southeast

Local history

website, housed in the Hattiesburg Cultural Center

Highway 61 Blues Museum

Leland

Washington

Delta

Music - Blues

website

Historic Jefferson College

Washington

Adams

Southwest

Education

First educational institution of higher learning in Mississippi

Hartley Peavey Visitor Center

Meridian

Lauderdale

East Central

Music

Memorabilia related to Peavey Electronics and its notable users of its guitars, amplifiers and keyboards[16]

Holland Museum

Brookhaven

Lincoln

Southwest

History

Replica of country store with items used in yesteryear, open by appointment[17]

Holliday Haven

Aberdeen

Monroe

North

Historic house

Restored Greek Revival mansion built about 1850, with original furnishings and memorabilia

Holloway-Polk House

Prentiss

Jefferson Davis

South

Historic house

website, restored southern plantation home built circa. 1864 - the only surviving continuously lived-in antebellum home in Jefferson Davis County[18]

House on Ellicott's Hill

Natchez

Adams

Southwest

Historic house

Owned by the Natchez Garden Club, restored late 18th-century house

Howlin' Wolf Museum

West Point

Clay

East Central

Music - Blues / Biography

website, includes artifacts of Howlin' Wolf, the Black Prairie RegionBig Joe WilliamsBukka White, located in the Friday House[19]

Humphreys County Cultural Museum

Belzoni

Humphreys

Delta

African American

website

Ida B. Wells Barnett Museum

Holly Springs

Marshall

North

African American

website, contributions of Africans And African Americans in the fields of history, art and culture

INFINITY Science Center

Hancock

Hancock

Southeast

Aerospace

Interactive space exhibits, tours of America's largest rocket engine test complex

Institute of Southern Jewish Life Natchez

Natchez

Adams

Southwest

Ethnic - Jewish

Guided tours of 1843 Temple B'nai Israel, formerly known as the Museum for Southern Jewish Life

Institute of Southern Jewish Life Utica

Utica

Hinds

Southwest

Ethnic - Jewish

Currently closed and relocating, features objects from disbanded congregations across the region

International Museum of Muslim Cultures

Jackson

Hinds

Southwest

Ethnic

website, Islamic history and culture, contributions of Muslims

Jackson Public Fire Safety Education Center and Fire Museum

Jackson

Hinds

Southwest

Firefighting

website, collection includes a 19th-century uniform; fire engines, pictures, communication equipment and records[20]

Jacqueline House Museum

Vicksburg

Warren

Southwest

Ethnic - African American

website, collection includes artifacts, art archives, photography and audio/visual materials, open by appointment

Jaketown Museum

Belzoni

Humphreys

Delta

Archaeology

Artifacts from the Jaketown Site[21]

Jerry Clower Museum

Liberty

Amite

Southwest

Biographical

Mementos of humorist Jerry Clower, open by appointment[22]

Jim Henson Delta Boyhood Exhibit

Leland

Washington

Delta

Biographical

website, Childhood of puppeteer Jim Henson, who grew up in Leland, and the creation of Kermit the Frog and the Muppets[23][24]

Jimmie Rodgers Museum

Meridian

Lauderdale

East Central

Biographical

Memorabilia associated with Jimmie Rodgers (country singer), "The father of country music"

John Grisham Room

Starkville

Oktibbeha

East Central

Biographical

website, part of the Mitchell Memorial Library at MSU, exhibit and papers of author John Grisham

John Ford Home

Sandy Hook

Marion

Southeast

Historic house

Built about 1805, the oldest frontier style structure in the Pearl River Valley, operated by the Marion County Historical Society

Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery

Holly Springs

Marshall

North

Art

website, works by local artist Kate Freeman Clark

Kate Lobrano House

Bay St. Louis

Hancock

Southeast

Historic house

website, operated by the Hancock County Historical Society, 1896 shotgun cottage with turn-of-the-century period rooms, photographs of Hancock County, ancient Indian artifacts

Kemper County Historical Museum

De Kalb

Kemper

East Central

Local history

[25]

Key Brothers Aviation Exhibit

Meridian

Lauderdale

East Central

Aviation

Located in the Meridian Regional Airport, photo exhibit commemorates Meridian's Key brothers and area aviation history[26]

Kosciusko Museum and Visitors Center

Kosciusko

Attala

East Central

Local history

[27]

Kossuth Museum

Corinth

Alcorn

North

Local history

[28]

Lake Hills Motor Bike Museum

Corinth

Alcorn

North

Transportation

Website, motorcycles

Landrum's Country Homestead and Village

Laurel

Jones

Southeast

Open-air

website, re-creation of a late 1800s settlement with over 50 buildings and displays on 10 acres (40,000 m2)

Lauren Rogers Museum of Art

Laurel

Jones

Southeast

Art

Collection includes 19th and 20th century American art, 19th century European art, English Georgian silver, Native American basketry and Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock prints

Lawrence County Regional History Museum

Monticello

Lawrence

Southwest

Local history

Located on the bottom floor of the Civic Center[29]

Lois Dowdle Cobb Museum of Archaeology

Starkville

Oktibbeha

East Central

Archaeology

Website, part of the Mississippi State University, artifacts from ancient Middle East and the Southeastern United States, Central and South America, Greece, Rome, and eastern Europe

Longwood

Natchez

Adams

Southwest

Historic house

Built 1860-61 (and never finished); a National Historic Landmark; largest octagonal house in North America, features Oriental-inspired architecture

Lower Mississippi River Museum

Vicksburg

Warren

Southwest

Maritime

Exhibits include steamboats and transportation, commerce, life along the river, floods, natural and military history

Lucille Parker Art Gallery

Hattiesburg

Forrest

Southeast

Art

Website, part of William Carey University

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

Gulfport

Harrison

Southeast

Children's

website

Magnolia Hall

Natchez

Adams

Southwest

Historic house

Owned by the Natchez Garden Club, mid 19th-century mansion, features a collection of pilgrimage costumes, dolls

The Magnolias (Aberdeen, Mississippi)

Aberdeen

Monroe

North

Historic house

website, 1850s Greek Revival mansion

Manship House Museum

Jackson

Hinds

Southwest

Historic house

Restored antebellum middle-class home, operated by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Marie Hull Gallery

Raymond

Hinds

Southwest

Art

website, part of Hinds Community College, regional and local exhibitions in a variety of media

Marion County Museum

Columbia

Marion

Southeast

Local history

Operated by the Marion County Historical Society, pioneer and Native American artifacts, military memorabilia, historic photos[30]

Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum

Biloxi

Harrison

Southeast

Industry - Maritime

[maritimemuseum.org website], Displays include shrimping, oystering, recreational fishing, wetlands, managing marine resources, charter boats, marine blacksmithing, wooden boat building, netmaking, catboats/Biloxi skiff

Marshall County Historical Museum

Holly Springs

Marshall

North

Local history

website, includes antiques, dolls and doll houses, clothing, tools, household items

Martin & Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum

Cleveland

Bolivar

Delta

Railroad

website, includes railroad artifacts, model train layout

McComb Historic Railroad Museum

McComb

Pike

Southwest

Railway

Railroad artifacts, equipment, photos

McRaven House

Vicksburg

Warren

Southwest

Historic house

Plantation house with furnishings from three periods

Melrose

Natchez

Adams

Southwest

Historic house

Pre-Civil War estate, part of Natchez National Historical Park

Meridian Museum of Art

Meridian

Lauderdale

East Central

Art

 

Meridian Railroad Museum

Meridian

Lauderdale

East Central

Railroad

Historic railroad cars

Merrehope

Meridian

Lauderdale

East Central

Historic house

20 room Victorian mansion

Military Memorial Museum

Brookhaven

Lincoln

Southwest

Military

[17]

Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum

Jackson

Hinds

Southwest

Multiple

website, open-air museum about the state agriculture and forestry industry, including farmers, loggers, sawmill workers, agricultural aviators, Mississippi 4-H Museum[31]

Mississippi Armed Forces Museum

Hattiesburg

Forrest

Southeast

Military

Located at Camp Shelby

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Jackson

Hinds

Southwest

Civil rights

Website; located in the Old Mississippi State Capitol

Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum

Gulfport

Harrison

Southeast

Model railroad

website

Mississippi Entomological Museum

Starkville

Oktibbeha

East Central

Natural history

website, part of the Mississippi State University, displays on insects and other entomological subjects in the foyer of the Clay Lyle Entomology Building

Mississippi Governor's Mansion

Jackson

Hinds

Southwest

Historic house

 

Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum

Meridian

Lauderdale

East Central

Technology

Located in the Soulé Steam Feed Works, steam engines

Mississippi John Hurt Museum

Carrollton

Carroll

Delta

Music - Blues / Historic house

website, bluesman John Hurt's shanty home, open by appointment

Mississippi Museum of Art

Jackson

Hinds

Southwest

Art

Features over 4,000 works by Mississippi artists, includes paintings by American, Mississippi and British painters as well as photographs, collage artworks and sculptures

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Jackson

Hinds

Southwest

Natural history

Located in Lefleur's Bluff State Park

Mississippi Music Museum

Hazlehurst

Copiah

Southwest

Local history

Located in the historic depot, showcases all MS-born types of music including blues, country and rock'n'roll[32][33]

Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame

Jackson

Hinds

Southwest

Hall of fame - Music

Located in the Jackson–Evers International Airport

Mississippi Petrified Forest

Flora

Madison

Southwest

Natural history

Grounds have a nature trail among petrified logs in addition to museum with petrified wood and fossils

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame

Jackson

Hinds

Southwest

Hall of fame - Sports

Features touch-screen kiosks, hands-on exhibits, collection of items, interviews, and film footage of state athletes, home of the Conerly Trophy

Mississippi State University Galleries

Starkville

Oktibbeha

East Central

Art

website, exhibits of art, architecture, design and decorative arts in several gallery locations

Mitchell Farms

Collins

Covington

Southeast

Agriculture

Restored farm buildings on a working farm; Website

Monmouth Plantation

Natchez

Adams

Southwest

Historic house

Tours of the restored early 19th-century plantation house, now an inn

Mount Locust Inn

Natchez

Adams

Southwest

Historic building

information, Mississippi's only remaining frontier inn, part of the Natchez Trace Parkway

Municipal Art Gallery of Jackson

Jackson

Hinds

Southwest

Art

website, contemporary art gallery

Museum of the Mississippi Delta

Greenwood

Leflore

Delta

Multiple

website, art, archaeology, agriculture, antiques and animals

Museum of Mississippi History

Jackson

Hinds

Southwest

Local history

15,000 years of state history,[34] with thousands of historic artifacts[35]

Natchez Museum of African Art and Heritage

Natchez

Adams

Southwest

Ethnic - African American

Run by the Natchez Association for the Preservation of Afro-American Culture[36][37]

Natchez National Historical Park

Natchez

Adams

Southwest

Historic house

Includes the William Johnson House, owned by a free African American barber, and the 19th century Melrose estate

Neshoba County-Philadelphia Historical Museum

Philadelphia

Neshoba

East Central

Local history

[38]

North Delta Museum

Friars Point

Coahoma

Delta

Local history

Includes pioneer, Civil War and American Indian artifacts[39]

Noxubee County Historical Society Museum

Macon

Noxubee

East Central

Local history

[40]

Oakes African American Cultural Center

Yazoo City

Yazoo

Delta

Ethnic - African American

[41]

Oaks Museum

Jackson

Hinds

Southwest

Historic house

Mid 19th century period house

Ohr-O'Keefe Museum Of Art

Biloxi

Harrison

Southeast

Art

Features pottery of George Ohr, dedicated to the ceramics of George E. Ohr

Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum

Starkville

Oktibbeha

East Central

Local history

website

Old Depot Museum (Vicksburg)

Vicksburg

Warren

Southwest

Multiple

website, also known as Vicksburg Battlefield Museum, models and a film about the Battle of Vicksburg, HO, N, and O scale model train layouts, river and military boat model, miniature cars,

Old Capitol Museum

Jackson

Hinds

Southwest

History

Former state capitol building

Old Court House Museum

Vicksburg

Warren

Southwest

Local history

Built about 1858, local history museum with antiques, Civil War artifacts, decorative arts, local memorabilia

Old Firehouse Museum

Wiggins

Stone

Southeast

Local history

website Located on former site of City firehouse

Old Number One Firehouse Museum

Greenville

Washington

Delta

Firefighting

Former cotton-factoring office (built about 1923) converted into a firehouse in 1931; old equipment, hands-on displays, children's dress-up area[1]

Oren Dunn City Museum

Tupelo

Lee

North

Open-air

Includes local history museum, Tupelo Veterans Museum, 1870s dogtrotcabin, church and school, two fire trucks, 1948 Lee County Book Mobile, Memphis trolley car turned local eatery Dudie's Diner, and Frisco Caboose[42][43]

Pearl River Community College Museum

Poplarville

Pearl River

Southeast

Local history

website, college history, Native American artifacts

Pemberton's Headquarters

Vicksburg

Warren

Southwest

Historic house

Part of Vicksburg National Military Park, headquarters for Confederate General John C. Pemberton during most of the 47-day siege of Vicksburg

Pleasant Reed House

Biloxi

Harrison

Southeast

African American

Operated by appointment with the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum Of Art, exhibits on area African-American history

Rankin County Historical Museum

Brandon

Rankin

Southwest

Local history

website, operated by the Rankin County Historical Society, includes a store, house and post office

Robert Johnson Blues Museum

Crystal Springs

Copiah

Southwest

Music - Blues

website, blues and local history

Rock & Blues Museum

Clarksdale

Coahoma

Delta

Music - Blues and Rock 'n' Roll

Website, music memorabilia from the 1920s through the 1970s

Rosalie

Natchez

Adams

Southwest

Historic house

Built about 1820, National Historic Landmark Federal-style house

Rosemont Plantation

Woodville

Wilkinson

Southwest

Historic house

Family home of Jefferson Davis

Rowan Oak

Oxford

Lafayette

North

Historic house

Home of author William Faulkner

Sam B. Olden Yazoo Historic Museum

Yazoo City

Yazoo

Delta

Local history

Located in the Triangle Cultural Center[41]

Sam Wilhite Transportation Museum

West Point

Clay

East Central

Transportation

website, area transportation history, includes model railroad display

Scranton Museum

Pascagoula

Jackson

Southeast

Maritime

website, 70 foot shrimp boat including a wheelhouse, galley, shrimping TED, net display, bunkroom, wetlands diorama, and three aquariums

Scranton Nature Center

Pascagoula

Jackson

Southeast

Natural history

website

Seabee Heritage Center

Gulfport

Harrison

Southeast

Military / Maritime

Website, history of the Seabees, located in the Naval Construction Battalion Center

Smith Robertson Museum

Jackson

Hinds

Southwest

Ethnic - African American

website, site of Jackson's first school for African-Americans, displays history and achievements of African-American Mississippians

Stanton Hall

Natchez

Adams

Southwest

Historic house

1857 mansion with Natchez antiques and many original furnishings

Stephen D. Lee Home and Museum

Columbus

Lowndes

East Central

Historic house

Mid 19th-century house, includes Florence McLeod Hazard Museum with Civil War collections and local history artifacts

Strawberry Plains Audubon Center

Holly Springs

Marshall

North

Multiple

website, nature center and historic antebellum Davis House open for tours

Tishomingo County Archives and History Museum

Iuka

Tishomingo

North

Local history

Website, operated by the Tishomingo County Historical & Genealogical Society

Tunica Museum

Tunica

Tunica

Delta

Local history

Includes area natural history, Tunica people, social history, agriculture, casinos

Tunica RiverPark

Tunica Resorts

Tunica

Delta

Multiple

website, includes the Mississippi River Museum about the natural, cultural and maritime history of the Mississippi River, aquariums, observation platform, nature trail and river cruise

Tupelo Automobile Museum

Tupelo

Lee

North

Automotive

Over 100 antique, classic and collectible automobiles

Union County Heritage Museum

New Albany

Union

North

Multiple

website, complex includes local history museum with changing exhibits of art and culture, a caboose, country store, jail cell, doctor's office, blacksmith shop and barn

University of Mississippi Museum

Oxford

Lafayette

North

Multiple

Includes fine art, Greek & Roman antiquities, folk art, scientific instruments

USM Museum of Art

Hattiesburg

Forrest

Southeast

Art

Website, part of University of Southern Mississippi

USS Cairo Museum

Vicksburg

Warren

Southwest

Ship museum

Restored Union ironclad gunboat raised after a century, contains artifacts found on board, part of Vicksburg National Military Park

Uzebek Museum

Brookhaven

Lincoln

Southwest

Ethnic

Open by appointment, culture of Uzbekistan[17]

Verandah-Curlee House

Corinth

Alcorn

North

Historic house

1857 Greek Revival mansion, tours by appointment[44]

Veterans Memorial Museum

Laurel

Jones

Southeast

Military

Includes books, newspapers, and documents from all war eras and over 100 movies and documentaries[45]

Vicksburg National Military Park

Vicksburg

Warren

Southwest

Military

Includes visitor center with exhibits, 1,330 monuments and markers, a 16-mile tour road, a restored Union gunboat, and a National Cemetery

Walter Anderson Museum of Art

Ocean Springs

Jackson

Southeast

Art

Works of Walter Inglis Anderson, adjoins the community center where Anderson painted in the 1950s

West End Hose Company No. 3 Museum & Fire Education Center

Biloxi

Harrison

Southeast

Firefighting

website, historic firefighting tools and equipment, educational fire prevention center for children

Wilkinson County Museum

Woodville

Wilkinson

Southwest

Local history

websitewebsite, includes exhibits on Lester YoungWilliam Grant StillAnne Moddy and Scott Dunbar, and local folk art

Winterville Mounds and Museum

Greenville

Washington

Delta

Archaeology - Native American

One of the largest Indian mound groups in the Mississippi Valley

Wright Art Center

Cleveland

Bolivar

Delta

Art

website, part of Delta State University, contains two galleries for contemporary art exhibitions and the permanent collection of the University Art Department

WROX Museum

Clarksdale

Coahoma

Delta

Media

website, history and equipment from the historic WROX-AM radio station, open by appointment

Yellow Fever Martyrs Church Museum

Holly Springs

Marshall

North

History - Medical

Open by appointment, about the yellow fever epidemic of 1878[46]

Yesterday's Children Antique Doll and Toy Museum

Vicksburg

Warren

Southwest

Toy

website, dolls and toys of the 19th and 20th century

 

 

Other Sites of Interest

 

San Marcos Memories—disappearing North County San Diego, Ca

www.ellengillisart.com

 

Lake San Marcos—Listing of Vendors and Other Items of Interest to LSM residents

www.lsmdirectory.com

 

Silly Service—38 years of Federal Civil Service Overview (A book in progress)

www.ivanegillis.com

 

 




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