Celebration raises $30K for Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

April 29, 2018 in News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A $30,000 donation to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will help pay admission costs for students, poor people and older people. A group called Friends of […]

Smithsonian director tours Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

April 22, 2018 in News

By SARAH MEARHOFF Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture Lonnie Bunch says Americans have always pushed to better […]

Toyota donates $750K to 2 Mississippi history museums

February 17, 2017 in Business, News

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A car manufacturer that assembles vehicles in Mississippi is the latest corporate donor to the state’s two history museums. Toyota Motor North America is giving $750,000 […]

Nissan gives $500,000 to Mississippi history museums

April 28, 2015 in Business

CANTON, Miss. (AP) – Nissan Motor Co. is donating $500,000 to help fund exhibits and a dining area at two Mississippi history museums being built in downtown Jackson. The Japanese […]

New Civil Rights Museum in Mississippi gets $2.5 million donation, nears fundraising goal

January 12, 2015 in Entertainment, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Two Mississippi history museums being built in Jackson are moving closer to their private fundraising goal. Including a new donation announced Friday, the Museum of Mississippi […]

State expects to soon select contractor for 2 museums

September 17, 2013 in News, Top Stories

JACKSON, Mississippi — The state of Mississippi expects to select a general contractor Sept. 26 for phase one for work on the Mississippi Museum of History and the accompanying Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

The Mississippi Business Journal reports that the contract award is a prelude to an Oct. 24 groundbreaking.

The Museum of History will tell the story of Mississippi from its pre-Columbian past, its evolution as an agrarian region with the arrival of the first European settlers and on to today’s emergence as a diverse and innovative manufacturing center…