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Anderson County Museum

Anderson County Museum

Situated at 202 E. It is the largest county-owned local history museum in South Carolina and is dedicated to providing passive and formal educational opportunities.Th 25,000-square-foot building was reopened in May 2003 and has 12,000 square feet of exhibit space. The exhibits of the museum are arranged in three stages.The exhibits at Stage 1 include the Anderson County Hall of Fame, an interactive Heritage Corridor exhibit that features Anderson’s nine municipalities, the residents, and the activities of the county. In addition, there is a special military exhibit, an agriculture and textile exhibit, and a signature electricity exhibit.Displays at stage 2 are items that depict the medical, military, and religious history of the county.Stage 3 includes exhibits on transportation, media, education, and business.The museum offers tours, gift shop, fun-filled activities, slide show programs, and genealogical research. "Wednesdays with Fred and Ed" is one of the most popular programs in the museum.


Welcome to the Anderson County Historical Society Museum

Ed Fink was a local artist, craftsman, historian, and musician in Garnett, Kansas. He wrote and illustrated a book, Pictorial History & Folklore of Anderson County. A series of his sketches will appear here. Permission granted to the Anderson County Historical Society by Ed Fink in 1990 for the reproduction of his drawings in this book.

The sketch to the left is about chautauquas being common entertainment in the early 1900's.


Madison County Historical Society

. To the Madison County Historical Society. MCHS was organized in 1884 and incorporated in 1926. From these humble and early beginnings, the Society has continued through the years with vigor, energy, and dedication on its mission to collect and preserve objects, artifacts, documents, and photographs pertaining to the history of Madison County, Indiana. Through research, education, and exhibition, we seek to interpret and prompt an awareness and appreciation for that history for the benefit of all generations.

At our home in downtown Anderson, there is a lasting record of a way of life preserved for all to see, treasure and enjoy. We welcome all who are interested in exploring our rich culture and social history. The earliest pioneers, seeking new homes and better farm land, came here when there were only Indian trails and buffalo tracks. They settled along the White River and small creeks in Madison County, encountering the Indians, clearing the timber and stayed because of the richness of the soil and the promise of prosperity.

Indiana was the cross roads to lands further west and many did pass through however, those who remained, built homes, farms, businesses, churches, and communities. Our early history is interwoven with that of the Delaware Indians and those early pioneers who came to a new land. Their lives and courage should give us pause and inspiration to continue with the work we have set for ourselves and the Society.


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We invite you on a journey to yesterday

On your journey we want you to visit with the people, learn of their contributions, and reflect on milestone events that helped shape their lives and Henderson County, North Carolina.

We would like for you to view “evidences of yesterday” that will remind you of the heritage that has been the legacy of this county’s pioneers. Colorful exhibits, diorama, educational programs, research, and collections reflect how the people of this county responded to their cultural, educational, political, and natural environments.

This Museum collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits a collection of historical and cultural artifacts. The process takes many shapes, forms, and media.

This museum, found within the Henderson County Historic Courthouse, seeks to preserve history and a sense of place. Consisting of six rooms, approximately 2000 square feet, the Museum spaces are designed for flexibility, capability, and versatility.

The Heritage Museum partners with other organizations that focus on “history and community” and provides services, upon request, to groups and individuals.

This Museum promotes appreciation for the people who have created and developed this county.

Welcome to the Henderson County Heritage Museum.


Anderson County Museum - History


Discover what happened when McDonald County left the State of Missouri.

We are asking for those who have details or experiences around the secession to call or contact us at our Society phone number or Society email or on facebook as we are collecting research for the State Historical Society on this event.

The 2017 calendar is $10 and now available at the museum and will be available this fall at the following additional outlets: Pineville City Hall, Corner Cafe and More in Southwest City, Rags to Riches Flea Market in Anderson, and the Jane Store. Our Calendar Lady, Dorothy Beauchamp, will be selling them beginning October 1st to business owners throughout the county. We will be happy to mail them to you at $15 if you send your check and request to PO Box 572, Pineville, MO 64856. They make wonderful Christmas presents to your family and friends who grew up in McDonald County.

Please make your check out to McDonald County Historical Society and mail to: McDonald County Historical Society, P.O. Box 572, Pineville, MO 64856.


McDonald County, Missouri is proud of our rich heritage and strong family roots nurtured for more than two centuries in the southwest corner of Missouri. Welcome to the McDonald County Historical Society and the McDonald County Museum.

We meet the third Sunday of every other month at the Pineville community center on Jesse James Road in Pineville, MO, and invite you to join us as we learn more about our rich history and strive to preserve our heritage for all generations.

As a member you will help to support historical and genealogical research, can participate in events and activities including our many projects, and meet new friends.




Anderson, MO 1907


You probably knew that Salt Peter cave was used in the movie Jesse James in 1938. But did you know there were 2 entrances to the cave. During the battle in Pea Ridge, Arkansas in the Civil War the cave was used for storing arms and gun powder.
Stories have been told that there were card games held there and the women folk would bring sandwiches for the men. High school students explored the cave.


Anderson County Museum - History

The Ray County Museum building was built as a county home (poor farm) in 1910 at a cost of $19,491, which included wiring, plumbing, & heating. Built in the shape of a “Y” with 14,424 square feet of floor space, the building has three floors with 54 rooms, eight masonry walls which are 14″ thick up to the roof, and fire doors at the wing entrances. The side porches are approximately 200 square feet each. The building rectangle would cover 1/3 of an acre. It was used as a Poor Farm until the 1960’s and was used as a nursing home until the early 1970’s. In the 1970’s, the building became the Ray County Museum.

There’s Always Something to Do in Richmond!

Can you think of a better way to spend an afternoon than in a climate-controlled environment that can enrich your mind with history? A visit to the Ray County Museum can do just that. The Museum is located at 901 West Royle Street in Richmond, near the fairgrounds. The building was built in 1910 by the county at a cost of $19,491 and was a totally modern building with electricity and indoor plumbing. It was the Ray County Poor farm from 1910 to 1960 when it became used as a rest home until 1971. The building is still owned by Ray County and is leased to Ray County Historical Society and Museum, Inc. This group was established in the 1950’s and found a permanent home in 1973 when they opened the Ray County Museum.

The Museum has local artifacts from the 1800’s through the present time in 37 rooms on three different floors. Exhibits include Civil War memorabilia, Indian artifacts, coal mining history, Daughter of the American Revolution, Mormon History and so much more pertaining to the past of Ray County. The Ray County Historical Society and The Friends of the Museum work together operating the Museum. It’s also the home of the Ray County Genealogy Association which has a library housed in the museum. Volunteers from the Genealogy Association staff the library and are available to assist you in your genealogical quest.

The Museum, one of Richmond’s best kept secrets is open April thru November, Wednesday through Saturday, 12pm to 4pm. They sponsor many special events throughout the year.

You can contact the Museum at 816-776-2305. You can also find us on Facebook as Ray County Museum & Genealogical Library.


Contents

Before the formation of Anderson County, Tennessee, that territory was initially land of what is today called the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, which had been settled by several pioneer families including the Wallace, Gibbs, Freels, Frost and Tunnell families. Although the Treaty of Holston, signed in 1791, was intended as a negotiation with the Cherokee to prohibit settlement of the area including what is today Anderson County, the treaty became ineffective as more settlers moved through the Appalachian Mountains from Virginia and North Carolina into Tennessee. The flooding of white settlers into the Indian domain was cause for several skirmishes, which eased after the Treaty of Tellico in 1798 (with an origination point for relinquished land from the Cherokee being the Tellico Blockhouse) allowed for greater ease in settling the area. [5]

Anderson County was partitioned from a portion of Grainger County, Tennessee as well as a portion of Knox County, Tennessee, in 1801 neighboring Roane County, Tennessee, was also formed from a portion of Knox County, Tennessee, in 1801, making Anderson and Roane counties effectively called 'sister counties'. [6] Anderson County was named in honor of Joseph Anderson (1757-1847), who was at that time U.S. senator from Tennessee, and whose career also included judge of the Superior Court of the Territory South of the River Ohio and Comptroller of the U.S. Treasury.

Like many East Tennessee counties, the residents of Anderson County were largely opposed to secession on the eve of the Civil War. On June 8, 1861, Anderson Countians voted against Tennessee's Ordinance of Secession, 1,278 to 97. [7]

The construction of Norris Dam, the first dam built by the Tennessee Valley Authority, brought major changes to the county in the 1930s. Approximately 2900 families were relocated from reservoir lands in Anderson and nearby counties during the construction, which began in 1933 and was completed in 1936. The town of Norris was initially built as a planned community to house the workers involved in the construction of this dam. As a result of the dam completion and operation, the temperature of the downstream Clinch River bed changed, so that a former pearl industry which had been successful for many years evaporated as the mussels, once prevalent in the river, were not able to sustain life in the changed climate.

During World War II, the federal government's Manhattan Project brought more change to the county, including the displacement of more families and the founding of Oak Ridge.

The Museum of Appalachia in Norris commemorates pioneer and rural life of past decades in Anderson County and the surrounding region. It is also an antique shop that sells artifacts from the times of the first settlers to the times of the Coal Creek War


Contents

To use the sortable table, click on the icons at the top of each column to sort that column in alphabetical order click again for reverse alphabetical order. Museums focusing on ethnic or racial groups are sorted as "Ethnic-[Name]".

Name Image Location County Region Type Notes
1927 Flood Museum Greenville Washington Delta Local history History of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 [1]
Africa House YA Providence Educultural Resource Museum & Gallery Natchez Adams Southwest Ethnic (African American) Open by appointment, includes paintings, artifacts, carvings, videos, tools, photographs of European enslavement forts, instruments, traveling exhibits [2]
African American Military History Museum Hattiesburg Forrest Southeast Ethnic (African American/Military) website, 150 years of African-American military history artifacts, photos and displays has extensive set of Spanish–American War medals
Alice Moseley Folk Art and Antique Museum Bay St. Louis Hancock Southeast Art website, museum located upstairs in former train depot
American Contract Bridge League Museum Horn Lake DeSoto North Sports website, exhibits on Civil War, African-American history, renovated cabin, Jerry Lee Lewis
Amory Regional Museum Amory Monroe North Local history website
Auburn Natchez Adams Southwest Historic house Built about 1812 red brick mansion
B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center Indianola Sunflower Southeast Biographical, Music (Blues) website, Features displays on B.B. King and the cotton gin where he worked and other Blues musicians from the Delta
Beauvoir Biloxi Harrison Southeast Biographical Historic house that includes the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library
Bench Mark Works Motorcycle Museum & Campground Sturgis Oktibbeha East Central Transportation (Motorcycles) Website, pre-1970 Bench Mark Works motorcycles
Biedenharn Museum and Gardens Vicksburg Warren Southwest Commodity (Coca Cola) Website, Coca-Cola history and memorabilia
Biloxi Lighthouse Biloxi Harrison Southeast Maritime Website, 1848 lighthouse open for tours
Biloxi Mardi Gras Museum Biloxi Harrison Southeast History Located in the Magnolia Hotel, costumes, photographs and memorabilia of carnival celebrations along the coast
Black History Gallery McComb Pike Southwest Ethnic (African American) Displays African American pictures, books and historical materials [3]
Boler's Inn Museum Union Newton East Central Historic site information, information
"Boo" Ferriss Baseball Museum Cleveland Bolivar Delta Biographical Life of baseball great Dave Ferriss, [4] located in the Crawford Center of Delta State University [5]
Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site Baldwyn Lee North Military Civil War battlefield and visitor's center with exhibits
Busted Wrench Garage Museum Gulfport Harrison Southeast Transportation website, free classic and vintage car museum and with assorted other vehicles
Camp Van Dorn World War II Museum Centreville Wilkinson Southwest Military website, history of Camp Van Dorn, training camp for 40,000 soldiers in World War II from 1942-1945 has sections on the town of Centreville, the camp, and the war
Canton Movie Museums Canton Madison Southwest Media website, two museums about films made in the area, one about the film A Time to Kill, one about My Dog Skip
Canton Multicultural Center & Museum Canton Madison Southwest Ethnic (African American) Website
Canton Train Museum Canton Madison Southwest Railroad website, historic train depot
Catfish Museum and Welcome Center Belzoni Humphreys Delta Industry website, on the farm-raised catfish industry, also local art
Causeyville General Store and Mill Meridian Lauderdale East Central History photos, general store from about 1895, gristmill, mechanical music museum, country memorabilia [6]
Center for Marine Education and Research Gulfport Harrison Southeast Natural history Part of the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, interactive exhibits, life-size replicas of sea creatures, touch tanks and aquariums, requires reservations
Century of History Museum Greenville Washington Delta Ethnic (Jewish) website, at the Hebrew Union Temple, Jewish history in the Delta region
Center for the Study of Southern Culture (Gammill Gallery) Oxford Lafayette North Culture Exhibits of documentary photography of the American South
Charles H. Templeton, Sr. Music Museum Starkville Oktibbeha East Central Music website, part of the Mitchell Memorial Library at MSU, musical instruments, recordings and sheet music
Charles W. Capps, Jr. Archives and Museum Cleveland Bolivar Delta Multiple website, part of Delta State University, changing exhibits of history and culture from its collections and traveling exhibits
Clinton Community Nature Center Clinton Hinds Southwest Nature center website, museum/education building, 33 acres (130,000 m 2 ) of woodland, 2.5 miles (4.0 km) of walking trails, labeled native trees and flowers
Choctaw Museum Choctaw Neshoba East Central Ethnic (Native American) Website, history and culture of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians
Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center Corinth Alcorn North Military website, part of Shiloh National Military Park
Corinth Crossroads Museum Corinth Alcorn North Local history website, housed in a railroad depot, includes local, railroad and Civil War history, Coca-Cola memorabilia and drink machines [7]
Cullis & Gladys Wade Clock Museum Starkville Oktibbeha East Central Horology website, part of the Mississippi State University, American clocks and watches, located in the lobby of the Mississippi State University Welcome Center
Deason Home Ellisville Jones Southeast Historic house Open by appointment with the Tallahala Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution [8] [9]
Delta Blues Museum Clarksdale Coahoma Delta Music (Blues) Blues music and performers
Delta State University Sculpture Garden Cleveland Bolivar Delta Art website, showcases the work of regional and national sculptors
DeSoto County Museum Hernando DeSoto North Local history website, exhibits on Civil War, African-American history, renovated cabin, Jerry Lee Lewis
Dunleith Natchez Adams Southwest Historic house Antebellum mansion estate with outbuildings
Dunn-Seiler Geology Museum Starkville Oktibbeha East Central Geology website, part of the Mississippi State University, rocks, minerals, fossils and meteorites
E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center Greenville Washington Delta Art Operated by the Greenville Arts Council, features Roger D. Malkin Gallery that hosts six to eight exhibitions per year featuring local, regional, and national artists, and the Delta Children's Museum Pavilion with an Armitage Herschell carousel [10]
Elvis Presley Birthplace Tupelo Lee North Biographical Includes the birthplace home and museum of Elvis Presley, and a chapel
Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center Glendora Tallahatchie Delta Ethnic (African American) website, story of murder of Emmett Till and local African American culture and history
Ethel Wright Mohamed Stitchery Museum Belzoni Humphreys Delta Art website, stitched memory pictures representative of Mississippi Delta family life. Some of her pieces are in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution
Eudora Welty House Jackson Hinds Southwest Historic house website, Home of author Eudora Welty
French Camp Historic Area French Camp Choctaw East Central Open-air website, includes 1846 log cabin, visitors center, crafts and sorghum mill, antebellum home
F.W. Williams Home Meridian Lauderdale East Central Historic house 1886 Victorian period home [11]
G.I. Museum Ocean Springs Jackson Southeast Military website, almost entirely devoted to World War II, includes uniformed mannequins, period weapons, a 1943 Jeep and home-front items
Gallery 130 Oxford Lafayette North Art website, located in Meek Hall, operated by the Art Department of the University of Mississippi, exhibitions by undergraduate and graduate students
Gateway to the Blues Visitors Center and Museum Tunica Tunica Delta Music Located in a historic depot, history of how The Blues was born and the role Tunica played in building the genre's legacy [12]
Grand Gulf Military Park Port Gibson Claiborne Southwest Historic site Civil War battle site, includes museum, historic buildings, cemetery, observation tower
Grand Village of the Natchez Indians Natchez Adams Southwest Archaeology (Native American) website, Site of a ceremonial mound center for the Natchez tribe from 1200-1730 Museum, reconstructed mounds and a dwelling
Greene County Museum Leakesville Greene Southeast Local history Former courthouse built about 1939, features local history and prehistoric Indian artifacts [13]
Greenville Air Force Base Museum Greenville Washington Delta Aviation Located on the second floor of the Mid-Delta Regional Airport, history of Greenville Air Force Base [1]
Greenville History Museum Greenville Washington Delta Local history website
Greenwood Blues Heritage Museum & Gallery Greenwood Leflore Delta Music (Blues) Exhibits on Robert Johnson and other central Delta blues artists [14]
Grenada Historical Museum Grenada Grenada North Local history Located in City Hall, includes Coca-Cola display [15]
Grenada Lake Visitors Center Museum Grenada Grenada North Natural history website, animal displays, lake history, wildlife scenes, informational videos, a telescope overlook point
Gulf Islands National Seashore Visitor Center Ocean Springs Jackson Southeast Natural history William M. Colmer Visitor Center for barrier islands in Mississippi, has exhibits, nature trails, ranger programs, campground and picnic areas
Hattiesburg Area Historical Society Museum Hattiesburg Forrest Southeast Local history website, housed in the Hattiesburg Cultural Center
Highway 61 Blues Museum Leland Washington Delta Music (Blues) website
Historic Jefferson College Washington Adams Southwest Education First educational institution of higher learning in Mississippi
Hartley Peavey Visitor Center Meridian Lauderdale East Central Music Memorabilia related to Peavey Electronics and its notable users of its guitars, amplifiers and keyboards [16]
Holland Museum Brookhaven Lincoln Southwest History Replica of country store with items used in yesteryear, open by appointment [17]
Holliday Haven Aberdeen Monroe North Historic house Restored Greek Revival mansion built about 1850, with original furnishings and memorabilia
Holloway-Polk House Prentiss Jefferson Davis South Historic house website, restored southern plantation home built circa. 1864 - the only surviving continuously lived-in antebellum home in Jefferson Davis County [18]
House on Ellicott's Hill Natchez Adams Southwest Historic house Owned by the Natchez Garden Club, restored late 18th-century house
Howlin' Wolf Museum West Point Clay East Central Music - Blues / Biography website, includes artifacts of Howlin' Wolf, the Black Prairie Region, Big Joe Williams, Bukka White, located in the Friday House [19]
Humphreys County Cultural Museum Belzoni Humphreys Delta African American website
Ida B. Wells Barnett Museum Holly Springs Marshall North African American website, contributions of Africans And African Americans in the fields of history, art and culture
INFINITY Science Center Hancock Hancock Southeast Aerospace Interactive space exhibits, tours of America's largest rocket engine test complex
Institute of Southern Jewish Life Natchez Natchez Adams Southwest Ethnic - Jewish Guided tours of 1843 Temple B'nai Israel, formerly known as the Museum for Southern Jewish Life
Institute of Southern Jewish Life Utica Utica Hinds Southwest Ethnic - Jewish Currently closed and relocating, features objects from disbanded congregations across the region
International Museum of Muslim Cultures Jackson Hinds Southwest Ethnic website, Islamic history and culture, contributions of Muslims
Jackson Public Fire Safety Education Center and Fire Museum Jackson Hinds Southwest Firefighting website, collection includes a 19th-century uniform fire engines, pictures, communication equipment and records [20]
Jacqueline House Museum Vicksburg Warren Southwest Ethnic (African American) website, collection includes artifacts, art archives, photography and audio/visual materials, open by appointment
Jaketown Museum Belzoni Humphreys Delta Archaeology Artifacts from the Jaketown Site [21]
Jerry Clower Museum Liberty Amite Southwest Biographical Mementos of humorist Jerry Clower, open by appointment [22]
Jim Henson Delta Boyhood Exhibit Leland Washington Delta Biographical website, Childhood of puppeteer Jim Henson, who grew up in Leland, and the creation of Kermit the Frog and the Muppets [23] [24]
Jimmie Rodgers Museum Meridian Lauderdale East Central Biographical Memorabilia associated with Jimmie Rodgers (country singer), "The father of country music"
John Grisham Room Starkville Oktibbeha East Central Biographical website, part of the Mitchell Memorial Library at MSU, exhibit and papers of author John Grisham
John Ford Home Sandy Hook Marion Southeast Historic house Built about 1805, the oldest frontier style structure in the Pearl River Valley, operated by the Marion County Historical Society
Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery Holly Springs Marshall North Art website, works by local artist Kate Freeman Clark
Kate Lobrano House Bay St. Louis Hancock Southeast Historic house website, operated by the Hancock County Historical Society, 1896 shotgun cottage with turn-of-the-century period rooms, photographs of Hancock County, ancient Indian artifacts
Kemper County Historical Museum De Kalb Kemper East Central Local history [25]
Key Brothers Aviation Exhibit Meridian Lauderdale East Central Aviation Located in the Meridian Regional Airport, photo exhibit commemorates Meridian's Key brothers and area aviation history [26]
Kosciusko Museum and Visitors Center Kosciusko Attala East Central Local history [27]
Kossuth Museum Corinth Alcorn North Local history [28]
Lake Hills Motor Bike Museum Corinth Alcorn North Transportation Website, motorcycles
Landrum's Country Homestead and Village Laurel Jones Southeast Open-air website, re-creation of a late 1800s settlement with over 50 buildings and displays on 10 acres (40,000 m 2 )
Lauren Rogers Museum of Art Laurel Jones Southeast Art Collection includes 19th and 20th century American art, 19th century European art, English Georgian silver, Native American basketry and Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock prints
Lawrence County Regional History Museum Monticello Lawrence Southwest Local history Located on the bottom floor of the Civic Center [29]
Lois Dowdle Cobb Museum of Archaeology Starkville Oktibbeha East Central Archaeology Website, part of the Mississippi State University, artifacts from ancient Middle East and the Southeastern United States, Central and South America, Greece, Rome, and eastern Europe
Longwood Natchez Adams Southwest Historic house Built 1860-61 (and never finished) a National Historic Landmark largest octagonal house in North America, features Oriental-inspired architecture
Lower Mississippi River Museum Vicksburg Warren Southwest Maritime Exhibits include steamboats and transportation, commerce, life along the river, floods, natural and military history
Lucille Parker Art Gallery Hattiesburg Forrest Southeast Art Website, part of William Carey University
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center Gulfport Harrison Southeast Children's website
Magnolia Hall Natchez Adams Southwest Historic house Owned by the Natchez Garden Club, mid 19th-century mansion, features a collection of pilgrimage costumes, dolls
The Magnolias (Aberdeen, Mississippi) Aberdeen Monroe North Historic house website, 1850s Greek Revival mansion
Manship House Museum Jackson Hinds Southwest Historic house Restored antebellum middle-class home, operated by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Marie Hull Gallery Raymond Hinds Southwest Art website, part of Hinds Community College, regional and local exhibitions in a variety of media
Marion County Museum Columbia Marion Southeast Local history Operated by the Marion County Historical Society, pioneer and Native American artifacts, military memorabilia, historic photos [30]
Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum Biloxi Harrison Southeast Industry (Maritime) [maritimemuseum.org website], Displays include shrimping, oystering, recreational fishing, wetlands, managing marine resources, charter boats, marine blacksmithing, wooden boat building, netmaking, catboats/Biloxi skiff
Marshall County Historical Museum Holly Springs Marshall North Local history website, includes antiques, dolls and doll houses, clothing, tools, household items
Martin & Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum Cleveland Bolivar Delta Railroad website, includes railroad artifacts, model train layout
McComb Historic Railroad Museum McComb Pike Southwest Railway Railroad artifacts, equipment, photos
McRaven House Vicksburg Warren Southwest Historic house Plantation house with furnishings from three periods
Melrose Natchez Adams Southwest Historic house Pre-Civil War estate, part of Natchez National Historical Park
Meridian Museum of Art Meridian Lauderdale East Central Art
Meridian Railroad Museum Meridian Lauderdale East Central Railroad Historic railroad cars
Merrehope Meridian Lauderdale East Central Historic house 20 room Victorian mansion
Military Memorial Museum Brookhaven Lincoln Southwest Military [17]
Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum Jackson Hinds Southwest Multiple website, open-air museum about the state agriculture and forestry industry, including farmers, loggers, sawmill workers, agricultural aviators, Mississippi 4-H Museum [31]
Mississippi Armed Forces Museum Hattiesburg Forrest Southeast Military Located at Camp Shelby
Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Jackson Hinds Southwest Civil rights website
Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum Gulfport Harrison Southeast Model railroad website
Mississippi Entomological Museum Starkville Oktibbeha East Central Natural history website, part of the Mississippi State University, displays on insects and other entomological subjects in the foyer of the Clay Lyle Entomology Building
Mississippi Governor's Mansion Jackson Hinds Southwest Historic house
Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum Meridian Lauderdale East Central Technology Located in the Soulé Steam Feed Works, steam engines
Mississippi John Hurt Museum Carrollton Carroll Delta Music (Blues)/Historic house website, bluesman John Hurt's shanty home, open by appointment
Mississippi Museum of Art Jackson Hinds Southwest Art Features over 4,000 works by Mississippi artists, includes paintings by American, Mississippi and British painters as well as photographs, collage artworks and sculptures
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Jackson Hinds Southwest Natural history Located in Lefleur's Bluff State Park
Mississippi Music Museum Hazlehurst Copiah Southwest Local history Located in the historic depot, showcases all MS-born types of music including blues, country and rock'n'roll [32] [33]
Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame Jackson Hinds Southwest Hall of fame (Music) Located in the Jackson–Evers International Airport
Mississippi Petrified Forest Flora Madison Southwest Natural history Grounds have a nature trail among petrified logs in addition to museum with petrified wood and fossils
Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Jackson Hinds Southwest Hall of fame (Sports) Features touch-screen kiosks, hands-on exhibits, collection of items, interviews, and film footage of state athletes, home of the Conerly Trophy
Mississippi State University Galleries Starkville Oktibbeha East Central Art website, exhibits of art, architecture, design and decorative arts in several gallery locations
Mitchell Farms Collins Covington Southeast Agriculture Restored farm buildings on a working farm Website
Monmouth Plantation Natchez Adams Southwest Historic house Tours of the restored early 19th-century plantation house, now an inn
Mount Locust Inn Natchez Adams Southwest Historic building information, Mississippi's only remaining frontier inn, part of the Natchez Trace Parkway
Municipal Art Gallery of Jackson Jackson Hinds Southwest Art website, contemporary art gallery
Museum of the Mississippi Delta Greenwood Leflore Delta Multiple website, art, archaeology, agriculture, antiques and animals
Museum of Mississippi History Jackson Hinds Southwest Local history 15,000 years of state history, [34] with thousands of historic artifacts [35]
Natchez Museum of African Art and Heritage Natchez Adams Southwest Ethnic (African American) Run by the Natchez Association for the Preservation of Afro-American Culture [36] [37]
Natchez National Historical Park Natchez Adams Southwest Historic house Includes the William Johnson House, owned by a free African American barber, and the 19th century Melrose estate
Neshoba County-Philadelphia Historical Museum Philadelphia Neshoba East Central Local history [38]
North Delta Museum Friars Point Coahoma Delta Local history Includes pioneer, Civil War and American Indian artifacts [39]
Noxubee County Historical Society Museum Macon Noxubee East Central Local history [40]
Oakes African American Cultural Center Yazoo City Yazoo Delta Ethnic (African American) [41]
Oaks Museum Jackson Hinds Southwest Historic house Mid 19th century period house
Ohr-O'Keefe Museum Of Art Biloxi Harrison Southeast Art Features pottery of George Ohr, dedicated to the ceramics of George E. Ohr
Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum Starkville Oktibbeha East Central Local history website
Old Depot Museum (Vicksburg) Vicksburg Warren Southwest Multiple website, also known as Vicksburg Battlefield Museum, models and a film about the Battle of Vicksburg, HO, N, and O scale model train layouts, river and military boat model, miniature cars,
Old Capitol Museum Jackson Hinds Southwest History Former state capitol building
Old Court House Museum Vicksburg Warren Southwest Local history Built about 1858, local history museum with antiques, Civil War artifacts, decorative arts, local memorabilia
Old Firehouse Museum Wiggins Stone Southeast Local history website Located on former site of City firehouse [42]
Old Number One Firehouse Museum Greenville Washington Delta Firefighting Former cotton-factoring office (built about 1923) converted into a firehouse in 1931 old equipment, hands-on displays, children's dress-up area [1]
Oren Dunn City Museum Tupelo Lee North Open-air Includes local history museum, Tupelo Veterans Museum, 1870s dogtrot cabin, church and school, two fire trucks, 1948 Lee County Book Mobile, Memphis trolley car turned local eatery Dudie's Diner, and Frisco Caboose [43] [44]
Pearl River Community College Museum Poplarville Pearl River Southeast Local history website, college history, Native American artifacts
Pemberton's Headquarters Vicksburg Warren Southwest Historic house Part of Vicksburg National Military Park, headquarters for Confederate General John C. Pemberton during most of the 47-day siege of Vicksburg
Pleasant Reed House Biloxi Harrison Southeast African American Operated by appointment with the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum Of Art, exhibits on area African-American history
Rankin County Historical Museum Brandon Rankin Southwest Local history website, operated by the Rankin County Historical Society, includes a store, house and post office
Robert Johnson Blues Museum Crystal Springs Copiah Southwest Music (Blues) website, blues and local history
Rock & Blues Museum Clarksdale Coahoma Delta Music (Blues, Rock 'n' Roll) Website, music memorabilia from the 1920s through the 1970s
Rosalie Natchez Adams Southwest Historic house Built about 1820, National Historic Landmark Federal-style house
Rosemont Plantation Woodville Wilkinson Southwest Historic house Family home of Jefferson Davis
Rowan Oak Oxford Lafayette North Historic house Home of author William Faulkner
Sam B. Olden Yazoo Historic Museum Yazoo City Yazoo Delta Local history Located in the Triangle Cultural Center [41]
Sam Wilhite Transportation Museum West Point Clay East Central Transportation website, area transportation history, includes model railroad display
Scranton Museum Pascagoula Jackson Southeast Maritime website, 70 foot shrimp boat including a wheelhouse, galley, shrimping TED, net display, bunkroom, wetlands diorama, and three aquariums
Scranton Nature Center Pascagoula Jackson Southeast Natural history website
Seabee Heritage Center Gulfport Harrison Southeast Military/Maritime Website, history of the Seabees, located in the Naval Construction Battalion Center
Smith Robertson Museum Jackson Hinds Southwest Ethnic (African American) website, site of Jackson's first school for African-Americans, displays history and achievements of African-American Mississippians
Stanton Hall Natchez Adams Southwest Historic house 1857 mansion with Natchez antiques and many original furnishings
Stephen D. Lee Home and Museum Columbus Lowndes East Central Historic house Mid 19th-century house, includes Florence McLeod Hazard Museum with Civil War collections and local history artifacts
Strawberry Plains Audubon Center Holly Springs Marshall North Multiple website, nature center and historic antebellum Davis House open for tours
Tishomingo County Archives and History Museum Iuka Tishomingo North Local history Website, operated by the Tishomingo County Historical & Genealogical Society
Tunica Museum Tunica Tunica Delta Local history Includes area natural history, Tunica people, social history, agriculture, casinos
Tunica RiverPark Tunica Resorts Tunica Delta Multiple website, includes the Mississippi River Museum about the natural, cultural and maritime history of the Mississippi River, aquariums, observation platform, nature trail and river cruise
Tupelo Automobile Museum Tupelo Lee North Automotive Over 100 antique, classic and collectible automobiles
Union County Heritage Museum New Albany Union North Multiple website, complex includes local history museum with changing exhibits of art and culture, a caboose, country store, jail cell, doctor's office, blacksmith shop and barn
University of Mississippi Museum Oxford Lafayette North Multiple Includes fine art, Greek & Roman antiquities, folk art, scientific instruments
USM Museum of Art Hattiesburg Forrest Southeast Art Website, part of University of Southern Mississippi
USS Cairo Museum Vicksburg Warren Southwest Ship museum Restored Union ironclad gunboat raised after a century, contains artifacts found on board, part of Vicksburg National Military Park
Uzebek Museum Brookhaven Lincoln Southwest Ethnic Open by appointment, culture of Uzbekistan [17]
Verandah-Curlee House Corinth Alcorn North Historic house 1857 Greek Revival mansion, tours by appointment [45]
Veterans Memorial Museum Laurel Jones Southeast Military Includes books, newspapers, and documents from all war eras and over 100 movies and documentaries [46]
Vicksburg National Military Park Vicksburg Warren Southwest Military Includes visitor center with exhibits, 1,330 monuments and markers, a 16-mile tour road, a restored Union gunboat, and a National Cemetery
Walter Anderson Museum of Art Ocean Springs Jackson Southeast Art Works of Walter Inglis Anderson, adjoins the community center where Anderson painted in the 1950s
West End Hose Company No. 3 Museum & Fire Education Center Biloxi Harrison Southeast Firefighting website, historic firefighting tools and equipment, educational fire prevention center for children
Wilkinson County Museum Woodville Wilkinson Southwest Local history website, website, includes exhibits on Lester Young, William Grant Still, Anne Moddy and Scott Dunbar, and local folk art
Winterville Mounds and Museum Greenville Washington Delta Archaeology - Native American One of the largest Indian mound groups in the Mississippi Valley
Wright Art Center Cleveland Bolivar Delta Art website, part of Delta State University, contains two galleries for contemporary art exhibitions and the permanent collection of the University Art Department
WROX Museum Clarksdale Coahoma Delta Media website, history and equipment from the historic WROX-AM radio station, open by appointment
Yellow Fever Martyrs Church Museum Holly Springs Marshall North History - Medical Open by appointment, about the yellow fever epidemic of 1878 [47]
Yesterday's Children Antique Doll and Toy Museum Vicksburg Warren Southwest Toy website, dolls and toys of the 19th and 20th century

    , Holly Springs, closed in 2014 , Petal, destroyed by fire on September 29, 2007 [48] , closed in 2012, exhibits now in the INFINITY Science Center
  • Walter Place Estate, Holly Springs, no longer a museum

The "Region" column of this list follows the regional divisions of the Mississippi Convention and Visitors Bureau, which breaks the state into these five areas (generic names here replace all but one of the bureau's names, which may have been designed for advertising purposes): [49]


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