At the Two Mississippi Museums you and your students will explore 15,000 years of Mississippi’s past and immerse yourselves in the Movement that changed the nation.
The Museum of Mississippi History showcases hundreds of interactive exhibits that challenge students to take a closer look at all aspects of our state’s history, and voices from our past bring history to life.
At the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum you and your students will trace the history of the Movement, learn the names of everyday heroes, and hear the stories of those who took a courageous stand for justice and equality.
There are two great ways for teachers and students to experience the Two Mississippi Museums—in person or virtually.
Visit our Field Trips page to help plan your in-person field trip. You will also find your downloadable education materials to help your students make the most of their visit.
Virtual field trips are also available for students. Visit MDAH’s Distance Learning page to book your virtual field trip now.
Many resources for educators are available on the Mississippi Department of Archives and History website, including distance learning opportunities and our Learning Lagniappes, lessons that guide students through the Digital Archives. Also find information about the Traveling Trunks program, where trunks filled with educational materials, reproductions, artifacts, and lessons related to a specific theme or topic can be shipped to your classroom.
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The Mississippi Department of Archives and History Digital Archives are a useful way to bring primary sources from Mississippi history into your classroom.
As part of Mississippi’s largest classroom, the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum offer special programs for students and professional development opportunities for educators. Learn more about professional development opportunities and Mississippi History Day.