Mississippi Bicentennial (MS State Seal)

Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration

Celebrating 200 years of statehood


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Ongoing Events

1817 Constitution and 20-Star Flag Tour Mississippi
Fall 2016-Spring 2017
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Upcoming Events

First Lady Deborah Bryant to Deliver Statehood Day Address in Jackson on December 9, 2016
Friday, December 9, noon at the Old Capitol Museum. Celebrate Mississippi’s 199th birthday with First Lady Deborah Bryant who will deliver the annual statehood day address. Reception to follow. For more information call 601-576-6920 or email info@oldcapitolmuseum.com.

University Libraries Presents “Lost Bodies and Stolen History: Slavery and Memory in Mississippi”

This year marks Mississippi’s Bicentennial, and University Libraries’ Special Collections at The University of Southern Mississippi is hosting a series of events that will highlight Mississippi’s past. The series kicks off with “Lost Bodies and Stolen History: Slavery and Memory in Mississippi,” a lecture by Southern Miss History Professor, Dr. Max Grivno, at 6 p.m. on February 23 in the Cook Library Art Gallery.

Mississippi Historical Society to Meet in Gulfport March 2-4, 2017
Bicentennial to be theme of meeting. Click here for more information.

Mississippi Bicentennial Concert Celebration–South
April 1, 2017, Centennial Plaza, Gulfport

Mississippi Bicentennial Concert Celebration–North
June 24, 2017, The Grove Stage, Oxford, MS

Mississippi Bicentennial Concert Celebration–Central
December 9, 2017

2 Mississippi Museums to Open December 9, 2017
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Are you or your organization hosting a Mississippi Bicentennial event?

Email event details to digital@mississippi.org. Make sure to put the word “Bicentennial Calendar” in the subject line.