Arts & Culture in Mississippi

The Magnolia State has played an integral part in shaping the cultural history of America. Whether you’re interested in the artists that have thrived as a result of such a rich culture or the development and preservation of Mississippi’s historical attractions, there’s an endless amount of things to do and places to see.

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This Freedom Trail marker commemorates Civil Rights activist James Meredith, who was shot in Hernando, MS June 6, 1966. Meredith was leading the March Against Fear to encourage African Americans to exercise their voting rights when he was shot and […]

Olive Branch Arts Council

Olive Branch, MS

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The Olive Branch Arts Council promotes an appreciation of the arts throughout the Olive Branch community offering various opportunities for all ages to experience the arts. Showcases work of local artists at the Painted Pigeon Art Gallery. […]

This 40-acre complex, located in the heart of the city, brings to life Mississippi’s rich agricultural heritage. A 40,000-square-foot Heritage Center traces the history of agriculture and forestry through an extensive collection of artifacts and lifelike exhibits. Outside, the Fortenberry-Parkman […]

Delta Blues Museum

Clarksdale, MS

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Since its creation, the Delta Blues Museum has preserved, interpreted, and encouraged a deep interest in the story of the blues. Established in 1979 by the Carnegie Public Library Board of Trustees and re-organized as a stand-alone museum in 1999, […]

Walter Anderson Museum of Art

Ocean Springs , MS

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A visit to the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, opened in 1991 dedicated to celebrating the works of Walter Inglis Anderson (1903-1965), American master, whose depictions of the plants, animals, and people of the Gulf Coast have placed him among […]

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The Gulfport Museum of History, operated by the Historical Society of Gulfport, will feature a few permanent displays, such as that of Gulfport native John C. Robinson, the Brown Condor, but other items will be changing regularly. Gulfport was built on […]

Wings on Washington

Vicksburg, MS

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The Wings on Washington Murals Project engages communities by creating powerful artworks that can transform public spaces, promote cultural identities and contribute to economic growth. All murals are created through a local participatory approach. Community groups and/or individuals will work […]

The Killer’s, Jerry Lee Lewis’, home is referred to as “The Lewis Ranch” – a popular draw for visitors. The Lewis Ranch invites small group tours, which creates an intimate, unrushed experience with a behind the scenes look at Jerry […]

Born in October 1899, Joe Callicott was a Nesbit native who spent his whole life in the area south of Memphis and is regarded as one of Mississippi’s finest early bluesmen. His chief musical associate was Garfield Akers and it […]

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Olive Branch’s one-room museum, a little-known gem at City Hall, contains 12 cases of artifacts. The museum is located on the first floor, inside City Hall. Citizens of Olive Branch have donated documents, photographs and artifacts recounting the history of […]