Are you looking for a unique way to discover the history and culture of Mississippi? Look no further than the Two Mississippi Museums! Located in northeastern Mississippi, these museums provide a range of virtual tours for adult groups, youth groups, book clubs, Sunday schools, singles groups, and other religious communities. Whether you're seeking an in-person or virtual visit, the Two Mississippi Museums have something for everyone. The Two Mississippi Museums are open Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 to 17:00 and Sundays from 11:00 to 17:00. Adult groups can also take advantage of virtual tours on Mondays at 10:00 a.m.
Groups of 10 or more people can visit the museums for free with a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. To request an in-person or virtual visit for your group, please complete the group visit request form at least two weeks in advance. The Two Mississippi Museums also offer virtual field trips for students. Visit the MDAH distance learning page to learn more about the topics offered. These virtual field trips are led by trained TMA volunteer teachers and provide students with interesting, interactive, and inquiry-based experiences based on the works in the TMA collection.
For instance, one pre-recorded virtual tour explores the significance of animals, real and imaginary, in the art of various cultures. The Two Mississippi Museums are located in a state with a rich history. Native Americans arrived in what is now known as the southern United States around 10,000 BC. In 1699, French colonists established the first European settlement. During the 18th century, the area was governed in various ways by the Spanish, French and British colonial governments.
In 1817, Mississippi became the twentieth state admitted to the Union. Before the American Civil War, Mississippi was the country's top cotton producing state and enslaved people represented 55% of the state's population. After declaring its secession from the Union in 1861, Mississippi was one of the seven original Confederate states. Today, visitors can explore this captivating history through virtual tours at the Two Mississippi Museums. Whether you're looking for an in-person or virtual visit, these museums offer something for everyone!.