Families and Communities
The Two Mississippi Museums offers families and communities a place to explore 15,000 years of Mississippi history and experience the power of the Movement that changed the nation.
At the Museum of Mississippi History interactive exhibits and voices from the past will challenge and inspire you and your group to take a closer look at all aspects of our state’s history. Share your own story in our Reflections station before you leave.
Then immerse yourselves in the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum where you can experience the power of the Movement, share stories with generations of family members, and engage in meaningful conversations with church and community groups.
Summer Camps 2023
History Exploration Camp
Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Session 1: June 12-16
Session 2: June 26-30
Rising fourth and fifth graders
Campers will explore different historic themes such as archaeology, architecture, transportation, civil rights, and music through exhibits at the Two Mississippi Museums, behind-the-scenes tours of the collections, special guest speakers, and visits to other historic sites in Jackson, including the Eudora Welty House & Garden and the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion.
Registration is $75 for the one-week camp and includes lunch and two snacks each day. Limit is 25 campers. For more information, please call 601-576-6781.
Freedom School Camp
Monday–Friday, July 10-21, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Rising sixth, seventh, and eighth graders
Inspired by the original Freedom School of 1964, campers will deepen their understanding of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi and its impact on the world as they learn the stories of local heroes in their communities. Students will have the opportunity to visit historic sites throughout Jackson such as the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument, the COFO Civil Rights Education Center, and Tougaloo College.
Registration is $150 for the two-week camp and includes lunch and two snacks each day. Limit is 25 campers. For more information, please call 601-576-6781.
Support for the Two Mississippi Museums Summer Camps comes from the Geneviève McMillan-Reba Stewart Foundation.
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