Flags of Mississippi - Emblems Through Time - Opens March 9, 2024

Plan Your Visit

For thousands of years, flags have served as symbols of identity and purpose. They represent places, cultures, organizations, and causes.

Initially employed in warfare, flags have evolved into powerful emblems that carry the weight of history. Visitors to the Flags From Mississippi: Emblems Through Time exhibit will discover 20 flags rarely shown to the public and learn how flags display the scars of battle, weather, and represent beliefs and symbols of their time. 

This exhibition showcases the symbolism and history found within territorial, state, national, and military flags from the collection of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. 

These flags have been preserved to tell their stories for future generations.

Upcoming Events

Gallery Talks
Friday, June 14, 11 a.m.
Thursday, August 22, 11 a.m.

History is Lunch
Wednesday, August 21, noon

Admission to Flags From Mississippi is free.

Moderated by director, Michael Morris, this gallery talk held on March 14, 2024 highlights the 5th Regiment United States Colored Heavy Artillery (replica) flag displayed in the Flags From Mississippi exhibition. Invited guests Dr. Roscoe Barnes III, Cultural Heritage Tourism Manager at Visit Natchez, Dr. Albert Dorsey, Jr., Assistant Professor of History at Jackson State University, and Brendan Wilson, Chief of Interpretation, Education, and Partnerships at Vicksburg National Military Park, will discuss the role and importance of the United States Colored troops in Mississippi.