The Museum of Mississippi History is a world-class facility where you and your students will explore 15,000 years of Mississippi’s past. The museum showcases hundreds of artifacts and features a modern classroom outfitted for educational activities. Interactive exhibits challenge students to take a closer look at all aspects of our state’s history, and voices from our past bring history to life.
There are two great ways for teachers and students to experience the Museum of Mississippi History—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 now 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.
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, along with the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, offers special programs for students and professional development opportunities for educators. Learn more about professional development opportunities and Mississippi History Day.