To celebrate its birthday, Entergy Mississippi, Inc. is providing free tickets to the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum throughout the month. In observance of its 95th birthday, the company announced a donation of $25,000 to cover admission for the first 95 attendees to the museums each day.
“Four years ago at Entergy’s last shareholder meeting in Jackson we announced a $1 million gift from Entergy stockholders to the State of Mississippi, which kicked off fundraising for the Two Mississippi Museums project,” said Haley Fisackerly, Entergy Mississippi president and CEO. “We were pleased and proud to be a part of preserving our state’s rich history then, and now that it’s a reality we want to share it with the world. This is our way of helping to do that.”
“We congratulate Entergy on their 95 years in Mississippi, and we thank them for celebrating this special occasion by offering the public free admission to the Two Mississippi Museums,” said MDAH director Katie Blount. “We have had no stronger partner in building these museums than Haley Fisackerly and Entergy, who stepped up at the very beginning with a generous donation and continued to play a leadership role as we saw the project through.
“We’re proud of what we have accomplished together at the Two Mississippi Museums, and we’re grateful for all Entergy does for our state.”
The museums opened in December 2017 in celebration of Mississippi’s statehood bicentennial. This offer does not apply to groups of 10 or more or pre-paid tickets.
Entergy Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is headquartered in New Orleans but counts Jackson as its operational headquarters. The city is home to two of the corporation’s largest divisions, Entergy Nuclear and Entergy Transmission Headquarters. These divisions and the Mississippi residents who work for them manage the company’s nationwide nuclear power plant fleet and multi-state transmission grid.
Entergy Mississippi, Inc. provides electricity to approximately 449,000 customers in 45 counties. Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 9,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of approximately $11 billion and more than 13,000 employees.