Uncovering Mississippi's Rich History Through Fun Hands-On Activities

Are you looking for a unique and unforgettable experience for the whole family? Look no further than the museums of northeastern Mississippi! From exploring the world of dinosaurs to discovering the mysteries of ancient creatures, there are plenty of hands-on activities to enjoy. Learn about the state's most important moments and overlooked stories through the Speaking of Mississippi podcast. Discover the people and places that shaped your Mississippi through our online collections and extensive resources in our reading rooms. Get inspired to connect to Mississippi history with K-12 college students.

And explore all the ways MDH can help you find, preserve, and share your Mississippi stories. The Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Museum is a great place to go back in time and learn about the state's past and present lifestyles, relationships, and agricultural practices. The Mississippi Museum of Art exhibits artists such as Georgia O'Keefe, Andy Warhol, and other American modernists. The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum (MAFM) began in 1984, when two retired military veterans decided to display their personal collections of war artifacts. And if you're wondering what to do in Jackson to have fun with the whole family, make sure to set aside time to visit the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum. At these museums, you can lift, throw, and levitate while experimenting with hands-on exhibits that make learning about gravity, friction, and the laws of motion fun.

Explore all the resources for educators available through MDAH. Find upcoming programs and events that explore Mississippi's many stories. And embark on a hands-on historical adventure to uncover the mysteries of these ancient creatures. The From Here to There exhibition is sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, the Mississippi Natural Science Museum Foundation, the Feild Cooperative Association, the Walker Foundation, W., Nissan, Regions Bank, Trustmark, Weyerhaeuser, and other generous sponsors. Some of our files can be viewed online; others, only in person.

Help your students explore the history of Mississippi from elementary school to college. Visiting the dinosaur museum park in Mississippi is a truly special experience for everyone in your family. In addition to the wonderful performances you can see at the New Stage Theater, it also organizes special events such as “pay what you can” nights, talks with actors, youth nights, and theater nights in Mississippi. The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra is the largest performing arts center in all of Mississippi and performs for nearly 100,000 people a year. So come see for yourself what life was like when dinosaurs roamed the Earth! Explore all the ways MDH can help you find, preserve, and share your Mississippi stories. Inspire K-12 college students to connect to Mississippi history.

And embark on a hands-on historical adventure to discover the people and places that shaped your Mississippi.

Kevin Gilstad
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