Skip to main content

Archives group speaks about museum plans

February 25, 2014

Representatives from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History visited the Starkville Rotary Club Monday at the Starkville Country Club to talk about plans for two new museums commemorating the histories of Mississippi and its civil rights movement.

In October, MDAH and other organizations broke ground on a site in Jackson that will host both the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, the nation’s first state-operated civil rights museum, and a new Museum of Mississippi History that will replace and expand a museum damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Lucy Allen, director of MDAH’s museum division, said while the building shells would be complete in summer 2015, the museum would still need to be furnished with exhibits after that. As a result, she said MDAH plans to open the museums in 2017 to coincide with the bicentennial anniversary of Mississippi’s statehood.

To subscribe to the E-edition, please click here.

The memories of April 21, 2008 when we went to the Boston Marathon still lingered in our hearts and souls on April 15...
Emily Jones Deluded Diva My neighbor, (I'll call her Brenda for the sake of anonymity), is one of the best things that...
By RUTH MORGAN For Starkville Daily News General Wiley Norris Nash was one of Mississippi as well as Starkville’s most...
Creation is imagination, and being a visual artist I'm attempting to be creative, inventive, and imaginative. To...
Monday was a really bad day.  Huey P, my oversized HP laptop computer, just up and died. He had no symptoms indicating...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes