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Congressman Bennie Thompson

Representing the District of Mississippi

Opening Day of 2 Mississippi Museums

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 11:00am to 6:00pm

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the adjacent Museum of Mississippi History will open on Saturday, December 9, 2017.

Tickets are not needed to attend the opening day program. Free parking will be available at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds, and seating will begin at 10 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.

This free celebration is open to all and will include music, speakers, and food trucks. For more information, visit

Other museums and historic sites in downtown Jackson will be celebrating the bicentennial during the museums’ grand opening, and free transportation will be available throughout the day to and from those sites. For a list visit: