Mississippi Bicentennial (MS State Seal)

Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration

Celebrating 200 years of statehood

Author: Matt Motes

Mississippi: 200 Years of Statehood

The Department of Archives & Special Collections in the University of Mississippi’s JD Williams Library recently installed the exhibition, “Mississippi: 200 Years of Statehood” to commemorate the state’s bicentennial year. The twenty-one case display showcases archival materials in a thematic overview of the state’s 200 year history. It will run through December 11, 2017 and is open to the public (8am-5pm, Monday-Friday, except for University holidays). Special Collections curators also collaborated with the University’s Communications Department to produce twelve bicentennial videos which highlight various items in the exhibit. One video will be released each month during 2017 and will be posted on the Library’s youtube https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-Oa17pheY8Vaw9WabJMZrg-fl4Aq8bg0  To coincide with the exhibit the Department maintains the, “This Week in Mississippi History” blog. This blog will continue after 2017 and features archival materials from the collections related to Mississippi’s history and culture http://www.libraries.olemiss.edu/blogs/this-week-ms-history For more information about directions, hours, and other related questions please call 662.915.7408 or email archivesdept@olemiss.edu