Mississippi Bicentennial (MS State Seal)

Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration

Celebrating 200 years of statehood

Welcome from the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration Commission


n December 10, 1817, Mississippi was officially recognized as the 20th state in the United States of America. In 2017 the state will have the unique opportunity to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mississippi’s statehood with a reflection on Mississippi’s history and culture. Through regional bicentennial celebrations and coordinated local events, Mississippi will spend 2017 honoring our people and places, music and food, achievements in agriculture, science, and industry, sports legends, literary and artistic genius, and more. The capstone of the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration will be the grand opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

Mississippi: 200 Years of Statehood
1817 State Constitution and 20-Star Flag Tour Mississippi
Mississippi Historical Society to Meet in Gulfport March 2–4, 2017
Mississippi Bicentennial Concert Celebration—South on March 31- April 1, 2017
Mississippi Bicentennial Concert Celebration—North on June 24, 2017
Mississippi Bicentennial Concert Celebration—Central on December 9, 2017
2 Mississippi Museums to Open December 9, 2017