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Situated at 202 E. It is the largest county-owned local history museum in South Carolina and is dedicated to providing passive and formal educational opportunities.Th 25,000-square-foot building was reopened in May 2003 and has 12,000 square feet of exhibit space. The exhibits of the museum are arranged in three stages.The exhibits at Stage 1 include the Anderson County Hall of Fame, an interactive Heritage Corridor exhibit that features Anderson’s nine municipalities, the residents, and the activities of the county. In addition, there is a special military exhibit, an agriculture and textile exhibit, and a signature electricity exhibit.Displays at stage 2 are items that depict the medical, military, and religious history of the county.Stage 3 includes exhibits on transportation, media, education, and business.The museum offers tours, gift shop, fun-filled activities, slide show programs, and genealogical research. "Wednesdays with Fred and Ed" is one of the most popular programs in the museum.
Welcome to the Anderson County Historical Society Museum
Ed Fink was a local artist, craftsman, historian, and musician in Garnett, Kansas. He wrote and illustrated a book, Pictorial History & Folklore of Anderson County. A series of his sketches will appear here. Permission granted to the Anderson County Historical Society by Ed Fink in 1990 for the reproduction of his drawings in this book.
The sketch to the left is about chautauquas being common entertainment in the early 1900's.
Madison County Historical Society
. To the Madison County Historical Society. MCHS was organized in 1884 and incorporated in 1926. From these humble and early beginnings, the Society has continued through the years with vigor, energy, and dedication on its mission to collect and preserve objects, artifacts, documents, and photographs pertaining to the history of Madison County, Indiana. Through research, education, and exhibition, we seek to interpret and prompt an awareness and appreciation for that history for the benefit of all generations.
At our home in downtown Anderson, there is a lasting record of a way of life preserved for all to see, treasure and enjoy. We welcome all who are interested in exploring our rich culture and social history. The earliest pioneers, seeking new homes and better farm land, came here when there were only Indian trails and buffalo tracks. They settled along the White River and small creeks in Madison County, encountering the Indians, clearing the timber and stayed because of the richness of the soil and the promise of prosperity.
Indiana was the cross roads to lands further west and many did pass through however, those who remained, built homes, farms, businesses, churches, and communities. Our early history is interwoven with that of the Delaware Indians and those early pioneers who came to a new land. Their lives and courage should give us pause and inspiration to continue with the work we have set for ourselves and the Society.
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We invite you on a journey to yesterday
On your journey we want you to visit with the people, learn of their contributions, and reflect on milestone events that helped shape their lives and Henderson County, North Carolina.
We would like for you to view “evidences of yesterday” that will remind you of the heritage that has been the legacy of this county’s pioneers. Colorful exhibits, diorama, educational programs, research, and collections reflect how the people of this county responded to their cultural, educational, political, and natural environments.
This Museum collects, preserves, researches, and exhibits a collection of historical and cultural artifacts. The process takes many shapes, forms, and media.
This museum, found within the Henderson County Historic Courthouse, seeks to preserve history and a sense of place. Consisting of six rooms, approximately 2000 square feet, the Museum spaces are designed for flexibility, capability, and versatility.
The Heritage Museum partners with other organizations that focus on “history and community” and provides services, upon request, to groups and individuals.
This Museum promotes appreciation for the people who have created and developed this county.
Welcome to the Henderson County Heritage Museum.
Anderson County Museum - History
Discover what happened when McDonald County left the State of Missouri.
We are asking for those who have details or experiences around the secession to call or contact us at our Society phone number or Society email or on facebook as we are collecting research for the State Historical Society on this event.
The 2017 calendar is $10 and now available at the museum and will be available this fall at the following additional outlets: Pineville City Hall, Corner Cafe and More in Southwest City, Rags to Riches Flea Market in Anderson, and the Jane Store. Our Calendar Lady, Dorothy Beauchamp, will be selling them beginning October 1st to business owners throughout the county. We will be happy to mail them to you at $15 if you send your check and request to PO Box 572, Pineville, MO 64856. They make wonderful Christmas presents to your family and friends who grew up in McDonald County.
Please make your check out to McDonald County Historical Society and mail to: McDonald County Historical Society, P.O. Box 572, Pineville, MO 64856.
McDonald County, Missouri is proud of our rich heritage and strong family roots nurtured for more than two centuries in the southwest corner of Missouri. Welcome to the McDonald County Historical Society and the McDonald County Museum.
We meet the third Sunday of every other month at the Pineville community center on Jesse James Road in Pineville, MO, and invite you to join us as we learn more about our rich history and strive to preserve our heritage for all generations.
As a member you will help to support historical and genealogical research, can participate in events and activities including our many projects, and meet new friends.
Anderson, MO 1907
You probably knew that Salt Peter cave was used in the movie Jesse James in 1938. But did you know there were 2 entrances to the cave. During the battle in Pea Ridge, Arkansas in the Civil War the cave was used for storing arms and gun powder.
Stories have been told that there were card games held there and the women folk would bring sandwiches for the men. High school students explored the cave.
Anderson County Museum - History
The Ray County Museum building was built as a county home (poor farm) in 1910 at a cost of $19,491, which included wiring, plumbing, & heating. Built in the shape of a “Y” with 14,424 square feet of floor space, the building has three floors with 54 rooms, eight masonry walls which are 14″ thick up to the roof, and fire doors at the wing entrances. The side porches are approximately 200 square feet each. The building rectangle would cover 1/3 of an acre. It was used as a Poor Farm until the 1960’s and was used as a nursing home until the early 1970’s. In the 1970’s, the building became the Ray County Museum.
There’s Always Something to Do in Richmond!
Can you think of a better way to spend an afternoon than in a climate-controlled environment that can enrich your mind with history? A visit to the Ray County Museum can do just that. The Museum is located at 901 West Royle Street in Richmond, near the fairgrounds. The building was built in 1910 by the county at a cost of $19,491 and was a totally modern building with electricity and indoor plumbing. It was the Ray County Poor farm from 1910 to 1960 when it became used as a rest home until 1971. The building is still owned by Ray County and is leased to Ray County Historical Society and Museum, Inc. This group was established in the 1950’s and found a permanent home in 1973 when they opened the Ray County Museum.
The Museum has local artifacts from the 1800’s through the present time in 37 rooms on three different floors. Exhibits include Civil War memorabilia, Indian artifacts, coal mining history, Daughter of the American Revolution, Mormon History and so much more pertaining to the past of Ray County. The Ray County Historical Society and The Friends of the Museum work together operating the Museum. It’s also the home of the Ray County Genealogy Association which has a library housed in the museum. Volunteers from the Genealogy Association staff the library and are available to assist you in your genealogical quest.
The Museum, one of Richmond’s best kept secrets is open April thru November, Wednesday through Saturday, 12pm to 4pm. They sponsor many special events throughout the year.
You can contact the Museum at 816-776-2305. You can also find us on Facebook as Ray County Museum & Genealogical Library.
Before the formation of Anderson County, Tennessee, that territory was initially land of what is today called the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, which had been settled by several pioneer families including the Wallace, Gibbs, Freels, Frost and Tunnell families. Although the Treaty of Holston, signed in 1791, was intended as a negotiation with the Cherokee to prohibit settlement of the area including what is today Anderson County, the treaty became ineffective as more settlers moved through the Appalachian Mountains from Virginia and North Carolina into Tennessee. The flooding of white settlers into the Indian domain was cause for several skirmishes, which eased after the Treaty of Tellico in 1798 (with an origination point for relinquished land from the Cherokee being the Tellico Blockhouse) allowed for greater ease in settling the area. 
Anderson County was partitioned from a portion of Grainger County, Tennessee as well as a portion of Knox County, Tennessee, in 1801 neighboring Roane County, Tennessee, was also formed from a portion of Knox County, Tennessee, in 1801, making Anderson and Roane counties effectively called 'sister counties'.  Anderson County was named in honor of Joseph Anderson (1757-1847), who was at that time U.S. senator from Tennessee, and whose career also included judge of the Superior Court of the Territory South of the River Ohio and Comptroller of the U.S. Treasury.
Like many East Tennessee counties, the residents of Anderson County were largely opposed to secession on the eve of the Civil War. On June 8, 1861, Anderson Countians voted against Tennessee's Ordinance of Secession, 1,278 to 97. 
The construction of Norris Dam, the first dam built by the Tennessee Valley Authority, brought major changes to the county in the 1930s. Approximately 2900 families were relocated from reservoir lands in Anderson and nearby counties during the construction, which began in 1933 and was completed in 1936. The town of Norris was initially built as a planned community to house the workers involved in the construction of this dam. As a result of the dam completion and operation, the temperature of the downstream Clinch River bed changed, so that a former pearl industry which had been successful for many years evaporated as the mussels, once prevalent in the river, were not able to sustain life in the changed climate.
During World War II, the federal government's Manhattan Project brought more change to the county, including the displacement of more families and the founding of Oak Ridge.
The Museum of Appalachia in Norris commemorates pioneer and rural life of past decades in Anderson County and the surrounding region. It is also an antique shop that sells artifacts from the times of the first settlers to the times of the Coal Creek War
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|1927 Flood Museum||Greenville||Washington||Delta||Local history||History of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 |
|Africa House YA Providence Educultural Resource Museum & Gallery||Natchez||Adams||Southwest||Ethnic (African American)||Open by appointment, includes paintings, artifacts, carvings, videos, tools, photographs of European enslavement forts, instruments, traveling exhibits |
|African American Military History Museum||Hattiesburg||Forrest||Southeast||Ethnic (African American/Military)||website, 150 years of African-American military history artifacts, photos and displays has extensive set of Spanish–American War medals|
|Alice Moseley Folk Art and Antique Museum||Bay St. Louis||Hancock||Southeast||Art||website, museum located upstairs in former train depot|
|American Contract Bridge League Museum||Horn Lake||DeSoto||North||Sports||website, exhibits on Civil War, African-American history, renovated cabin, Jerry Lee Lewis|
|Amory Regional Museum||Amory||Monroe||North||Local history||website|
|Auburn||Natchez||Adams||Southwest||Historic house||Built about 1812 red brick mansion|
|B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center||Indianola||Sunflower||Southeast||Biographical, Music (Blues)||website, Features displays on B.B. King and the cotton gin where he worked and other Blues musicians from the Delta|
|Beauvoir||Biloxi||Harrison||Southeast||Biographical||Historic house that includes the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library|
|Bench Mark Works Motorcycle Museum & Campground||Sturgis||Oktibbeha||East Central||Transportation (Motorcycles)||Website, pre-1970 Bench Mark Works motorcycles|
|Biedenharn Museum and Gardens||Vicksburg||Warren||Southwest||Commodity (Coca Cola)||Website, Coca-Cola history and memorabilia|
|Biloxi Lighthouse||Biloxi||Harrison||Southeast||Maritime||Website, 1848 lighthouse open for tours|
|Biloxi Mardi Gras Museum||Biloxi||Harrison||Southeast||History||Located in the Magnolia Hotel, costumes, photographs and memorabilia of carnival celebrations along the coast|
|Black History Gallery||McComb||Pike||Southwest||Ethnic (African American)||Displays African American pictures, books and historical materials |
|Boler's Inn Museum||Union||Newton||East Central||Historic site||information, information|
|"Boo" Ferriss Baseball Museum||Cleveland||Bolivar||Delta||Biographical||Life of baseball great Dave Ferriss,  located in the Crawford Center of Delta State University |
|Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site||Baldwyn||Lee||North||Military||Civil War battlefield and visitor's center with exhibits|
|Busted Wrench Garage Museum||Gulfport||Harrison||Southeast||Transportation||website, free classic and vintage car museum and with assorted other vehicles|
|Camp Van Dorn World War II Museum||Centreville||Wilkinson||Southwest||Military||website, history of Camp Van Dorn, training camp for 40,000 soldiers in World War II from 1942-1945 has sections on the town of Centreville, the camp, and the war|
|Canton Movie Museums||Canton||Madison||Southwest||Media||website, two museums about films made in the area, one about the film A Time to Kill, one about My Dog Skip|
|Canton Multicultural Center & Museum||Canton||Madison||Southwest||Ethnic (African American)||Website|
|Canton Train Museum||Canton||Madison||Southwest||Railroad||website, historic train depot|
|Catfish Museum and Welcome Center||Belzoni||Humphreys||Delta||Industry||website, on the farm-raised catfish industry, also local art|
|Causeyville General Store and Mill||Meridian||Lauderdale||East Central||History||photos, general store from about 1895, gristmill, mechanical music museum, country memorabilia |
|Center for Marine Education and Research||Gulfport||Harrison||Southeast||Natural history||Part of the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies, interactive exhibits, life-size replicas of sea creatures, touch tanks and aquariums, requires reservations|
|Century of History Museum||Greenville||Washington||Delta||Ethnic (Jewish)||website, at the Hebrew Union Temple, Jewish history in the Delta region|
|Center for the Study of Southern Culture (Gammill Gallery)||Oxford||Lafayette||North||Culture||Exhibits of documentary photography of the American South|
|Charles H. Templeton, Sr. Music Museum||Starkville||Oktibbeha||East Central||Music||website, part of the Mitchell Memorial Library at MSU, musical instruments, recordings and sheet music|
|Charles W. Capps, Jr. Archives and Museum||Cleveland||Bolivar||Delta||Multiple||website, part of Delta State University, changing exhibits of history and culture from its collections and traveling exhibits|
|Clinton Community Nature Center||Clinton||Hinds||Southwest||Nature center||website, museum/education building, 33 acres (130,000 m 2 ) of woodland, 2.5 miles (4.0 km) of walking trails, labeled native trees and flowers|
|Choctaw Museum||Choctaw||Neshoba||East Central||Ethnic (Native American)||Website, history and culture of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians|
|Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center||Corinth||Alcorn||North||Military||website, part of Shiloh National Military Park|
|Corinth Crossroads Museum||Corinth||Alcorn||North||Local history||website, housed in a railroad depot, includes local, railroad and Civil War history, Coca-Cola memorabilia and drink machines |
|Cullis & Gladys Wade Clock Museum||Starkville||Oktibbeha||East Central||Horology||website, part of the Mississippi State University, American clocks and watches, located in the lobby of the Mississippi State University Welcome Center|
|Deason Home||Ellisville||Jones||Southeast||Historic house||Open by appointment with the Tallahala Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution  |
|Delta Blues Museum||Clarksdale||Coahoma||Delta||Music (Blues)||Blues music and performers|
|Delta State University Sculpture Garden||Cleveland||Bolivar||Delta||Art||website, showcases the work of regional and national sculptors|
|DeSoto County Museum||Hernando||DeSoto||North||Local history||website, exhibits on Civil War, African-American history, renovated cabin, Jerry Lee Lewis|
|Dunleith||Natchez||Adams||Southwest||Historic house||Antebellum mansion estate with outbuildings|
|Dunn-Seiler Geology Museum||Starkville||Oktibbeha||East Central||Geology||website, part of the Mississippi State University, rocks, minerals, fossils and meteorites|
|E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center||Greenville||Washington||Delta||Art||Operated by the Greenville Arts Council, features Roger D. Malkin Gallery that hosts six to eight exhibitions per year featuring local, regional, and national artists, and the Delta Children's Museum Pavilion with an Armitage Herschell carousel |
|Elvis Presley Birthplace||Tupelo||Lee||North||Biographical||Includes the birthplace home and museum of Elvis Presley, and a chapel|
|Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center||Glendora||Tallahatchie||Delta||Ethnic (African American)||website, story of murder of Emmett Till and local African American culture and history|
|Ethel Wright Mohamed Stitchery Museum||Belzoni||Humphreys||Delta||Art||website, stitched memory pictures representative of Mississippi Delta family life. Some of her pieces are in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution|
|Eudora Welty House||Jackson||Hinds||Southwest||Historic house||website, Home of author Eudora Welty|
|French Camp Historic Area||French Camp||Choctaw||East Central||Open-air||website, includes 1846 log cabin, visitors center, crafts and sorghum mill, antebellum home|
|F.W. Williams Home||Meridian||Lauderdale||East Central||Historic house||1886 Victorian period home |
|G.I. Museum||Ocean Springs||Jackson||Southeast||Military||website, almost entirely devoted to World War II, includes uniformed mannequins, period weapons, a 1943 Jeep and home-front items|
|Gallery 130||Oxford||Lafayette||North||Art||website, located in Meek Hall, operated by the Art Department of the University of Mississippi, exhibitions by undergraduate and graduate students|
|Gateway to the Blues Visitors Center and Museum||Tunica||Tunica||Delta||Music||Located in a historic depot, history of how The Blues was born and the role Tunica played in building the genre's legacy |
|Grand Gulf Military Park||Port Gibson||Claiborne||Southwest||Historic site||Civil War battle site, includes museum, historic buildings, cemetery, observation tower|
|Grand Village of the Natchez Indians||Natchez||Adams||Southwest||Archaeology (Native American)||website, Site of a ceremonial mound center for the Natchez tribe from 1200-1730 Museum, reconstructed mounds and a dwelling|
|Greene County Museum||Leakesville||Greene||Southeast||Local history||Former courthouse built about 1939, features local history and prehistoric Indian artifacts |
|Greenville Air Force Base Museum||Greenville||Washington||Delta||Aviation||Located on the second floor of the Mid-Delta Regional Airport, history of Greenville Air Force Base |
|Greenville History Museum||Greenville||Washington||Delta||Local history||website|
|Greenwood Blues Heritage Museum & Gallery||Greenwood||Leflore||Delta||Music (Blues)||Exhibits on Robert Johnson and other central Delta blues artists |
|Grenada Historical Museum||Grenada||Grenada||North||Local history||Located in City Hall, includes Coca-Cola display |
|Grenada Lake Visitors Center Museum||Grenada||Grenada||North||Natural history||website, animal displays, lake history, wildlife scenes, informational videos, a telescope overlook point|
|Gulf Islands National Seashore Visitor Center||Ocean Springs||Jackson||Southeast||Natural history||William M. Colmer Visitor Center for barrier islands in Mississippi, has exhibits, nature trails, ranger programs, campground and picnic areas|
|Hattiesburg Area Historical Society Museum||Hattiesburg||Forrest||Southeast||Local history||website, housed in the Hattiesburg Cultural Center|
|Highway 61 Blues Museum||Leland||Washington||Delta||Music (Blues)||website|
|Historic Jefferson College||Washington||Adams||Southwest||Education||First educational institution of higher learning in Mississippi|
|Hartley Peavey Visitor Center||Meridian||Lauderdale||East Central||Music||Memorabilia related to Peavey Electronics and its notable users of its guitars, amplifiers and keyboards |
|Holland Museum||Brookhaven||Lincoln||Southwest||History||Replica of country store with items used in yesteryear, open by appointment |
|Holliday Haven||Aberdeen||Monroe||North||Historic house||Restored Greek Revival mansion built about 1850, with original furnishings and memorabilia|
|Holloway-Polk House||Prentiss||Jefferson Davis||South||Historic house||website, restored southern plantation home built circa. 1864 - the only surviving continuously lived-in antebellum home in Jefferson Davis County |
|House on Ellicott's Hill||Natchez||Adams||Southwest||Historic house||Owned by the Natchez Garden Club, restored late 18th-century house|
|Howlin' Wolf Museum||West Point||Clay||East Central||Music - Blues / Biography||website, includes artifacts of Howlin' Wolf, the Black Prairie Region, Big Joe Williams, Bukka White, located in the Friday House |
|Humphreys County Cultural Museum||Belzoni||Humphreys||Delta||African American||website|
|Ida B. Wells Barnett Museum||Holly Springs||Marshall||North||African American||website, contributions of Africans And African Americans in the fields of history, art and culture|
|INFINITY Science Center||Hancock||Hancock||Southeast||Aerospace||Interactive space exhibits, tours of America's largest rocket engine test complex|
|Institute of Southern Jewish Life Natchez||Natchez||Adams||Southwest||Ethnic - Jewish||Guided tours of 1843 Temple B'nai Israel, formerly known as the Museum for Southern Jewish Life|
|Institute of Southern Jewish Life Utica||Utica||Hinds||Southwest||Ethnic - Jewish||Currently closed and relocating, features objects from disbanded congregations across the region|
|International Museum of Muslim Cultures||Jackson||Hinds||Southwest||Ethnic||website, Islamic history and culture, contributions of Muslims|
|Jackson Public Fire Safety Education Center and Fire Museum||Jackson||Hinds||Southwest||Firefighting||website, collection includes a 19th-century uniform fire engines, pictures, communication equipment and records |
|Jacqueline House Museum||Vicksburg||Warren||Southwest||Ethnic (African American)||website, collection includes artifacts, art archives, photography and audio/visual materials, open by appointment|
|Jaketown Museum||Belzoni||Humphreys||Delta||Archaeology||Artifacts from the Jaketown Site |
|Jerry Clower Museum||Liberty||Amite||Southwest||Biographical||Mementos of humorist Jerry Clower, open by appointment |
|Jim Henson Delta Boyhood Exhibit||Leland||Washington||Delta||Biographical||website, Childhood of puppeteer Jim Henson, who grew up in Leland, and the creation of Kermit the Frog and the Muppets  |
|Jimmie Rodgers Museum||Meridian||Lauderdale||East Central||Biographical||Memorabilia associated with Jimmie Rodgers (country singer), "The father of country music"|
|John Grisham Room||Starkville||Oktibbeha||East Central||Biographical||website, part of the Mitchell Memorial Library at MSU, exhibit and papers of author John Grisham|
|John Ford Home||Sandy Hook||Marion||Southeast||Historic house||Built about 1805, the oldest frontier style structure in the Pearl River Valley, operated by the Marion County Historical Society|
|Kate Freeman Clark Art Gallery||Holly Springs||Marshall||North||Art||website, works by local artist Kate Freeman Clark|
|Kate Lobrano House||Bay St. Louis||Hancock||Southeast||Historic house||website, operated by the Hancock County Historical Society, 1896 shotgun cottage with turn-of-the-century period rooms, photographs of Hancock County, ancient Indian artifacts|
|Kemper County Historical Museum||De Kalb||Kemper||East Central||Local history|||
|Key Brothers Aviation Exhibit||Meridian||Lauderdale||East Central||Aviation||Located in the Meridian Regional Airport, photo exhibit commemorates Meridian's Key brothers and area aviation history |
|Kosciusko Museum and Visitors Center||Kosciusko||Attala||East Central||Local history|||
|Kossuth Museum||Corinth||Alcorn||North||Local history|||
|Lake Hills Motor Bike Museum||Corinth||Alcorn||North||Transportation||Website, motorcycles|
|Landrum's Country Homestead and Village||Laurel||Jones||Southeast||Open-air||website, re-creation of a late 1800s settlement with over 50 buildings and displays on 10 acres (40,000 m 2 )|
|Lauren Rogers Museum of Art||Laurel||Jones||Southeast||Art||Collection includes 19th and 20th century American art, 19th century European art, English Georgian silver, Native American basketry and Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock prints|
|Lawrence County Regional History Museum||Monticello||Lawrence||Southwest||Local history||Located on the bottom floor of the Civic Center |
|Lois Dowdle Cobb Museum of Archaeology||Starkville||Oktibbeha||East Central||Archaeology||Website, part of the Mississippi State University, artifacts from ancient Middle East and the Southeastern United States, Central and South America, Greece, Rome, and eastern Europe|
|Longwood||Natchez||Adams||Southwest||Historic house||Built 1860-61 (and never finished) a National Historic Landmark largest octagonal house in North America, features Oriental-inspired architecture|
|Lower Mississippi River Museum||Vicksburg||Warren||Southwest||Maritime||Exhibits include steamboats and transportation, commerce, life along the river, floods, natural and military history|
|Lucille Parker Art Gallery||Hattiesburg||Forrest||Southeast||Art||Website, part of William Carey University|
|Lynn Meadows Discovery Center||Gulfport||Harrison||Southeast||Children's||website|
|Magnolia Hall||Natchez||Adams||Southwest||Historic house||Owned by the Natchez Garden Club, mid 19th-century mansion, features a collection of pilgrimage costumes, dolls|
|The Magnolias (Aberdeen, Mississippi)||Aberdeen||Monroe||North||Historic house||website, 1850s Greek Revival mansion|
|Manship House Museum||Jackson||Hinds||Southwest||Historic house||Restored antebellum middle-class home, operated by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History|
|Marie Hull Gallery||Raymond||Hinds||Southwest||Art||website, part of Hinds Community College, regional and local exhibitions in a variety of media|
|Marion County Museum||Columbia||Marion||Southeast||Local history||Operated by the Marion County Historical Society, pioneer and Native American artifacts, military memorabilia, historic photos |
|Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum||Biloxi||Harrison||Southeast||Industry (Maritime)||[maritimemuseum.org website], Displays include shrimping, oystering, recreational fishing, wetlands, managing marine resources, charter boats, marine blacksmithing, wooden boat building, netmaking, catboats/Biloxi skiff|
|Marshall County Historical Museum||Holly Springs||Marshall||North||Local history||website, includes antiques, dolls and doll houses, clothing, tools, household items|
|Martin & Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum||Cleveland||Bolivar||Delta||Railroad||website, includes railroad artifacts, model train layout|
|McComb Historic Railroad Museum||McComb||Pike||Southwest||Railway||Railroad artifacts, equipment, photos|
|McRaven House||Vicksburg||Warren||Southwest||Historic house||Plantation house with furnishings from three periods|
|Melrose||Natchez||Adams||Southwest||Historic house||Pre-Civil War estate, part of Natchez National Historical Park|
|Meridian Museum of Art||Meridian||Lauderdale||East Central||Art|
|Meridian Railroad Museum||Meridian||Lauderdale||East Central||Railroad||Historic railroad cars|
|Merrehope||Meridian||Lauderdale||East Central||Historic house||20 room Victorian mansion|
|Military Memorial Museum||Brookhaven||Lincoln||Southwest||Military|||
|Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum||Jackson||Hinds||Southwest||Multiple||website, open-air museum about the state agriculture and forestry industry, including farmers, loggers, sawmill workers, agricultural aviators, Mississippi 4-H Museum |
|Mississippi Armed Forces Museum||Hattiesburg||Forrest||Southeast||Military||Located at Camp Shelby|
|Mississippi Civil Rights Museum||Jackson||Hinds||Southwest||Civil rights||website|
|Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum||Gulfport||Harrison||Southeast||Model railroad||website|
|Mississippi Entomological Museum||Starkville||Oktibbeha||East Central||Natural history||website, part of the Mississippi State University, displays on insects and other entomological subjects in the foyer of the Clay Lyle Entomology Building|
|Mississippi Governor's Mansion||Jackson||Hinds||Southwest||Historic house|
|Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum||Meridian||Lauderdale||East Central||Technology||Located in the Soulé Steam Feed Works, steam engines|
|Mississippi John Hurt Museum||Carrollton||Carroll||Delta||Music (Blues)/Historic house||website, bluesman John Hurt's shanty home, open by appointment|
|Mississippi Museum of Art||Jackson||Hinds||Southwest||Art||Features over 4,000 works by Mississippi artists, includes paintings by American, Mississippi and British painters as well as photographs, collage artworks and sculptures|
|Mississippi Museum of Natural Science||Jackson||Hinds||Southwest||Natural history||Located in Lefleur's Bluff State Park|
|Mississippi Music Museum||Hazlehurst||Copiah||Southwest||Local history||Located in the historic depot, showcases all MS-born types of music including blues, country and rock'n'roll  |
|Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame||Jackson||Hinds||Southwest||Hall of fame (Music)||Located in the Jackson–Evers International Airport|
|Mississippi Petrified Forest||Flora||Madison||Southwest||Natural history||Grounds have a nature trail among petrified logs in addition to museum with petrified wood and fossils|
|Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame||Jackson||Hinds||Southwest||Hall of fame (Sports)||Features touch-screen kiosks, hands-on exhibits, collection of items, interviews, and film footage of state athletes, home of the Conerly Trophy|
|Mississippi State University Galleries||Starkville||Oktibbeha||East Central||Art||website, exhibits of art, architecture, design and decorative arts in several gallery locations|
|Mitchell Farms||Collins||Covington||Southeast||Agriculture||Restored farm buildings on a working farm Website|
|Monmouth Plantation||Natchez||Adams||Southwest||Historic house||Tours of the restored early 19th-century plantation house, now an inn|
|Mount Locust Inn||Natchez||Adams||Southwest||Historic building||information, Mississippi's only remaining frontier inn, part of the Natchez Trace Parkway|
|Municipal Art Gallery of Jackson||Jackson||Hinds||Southwest||Art||website, contemporary art gallery|
|Museum of the Mississippi Delta||Greenwood||Leflore||Delta||Multiple||website, art, archaeology, agriculture, antiques and animals|
|Museum of Mississippi History||Jackson||Hinds||Southwest||Local history||15,000 years of state history,  with thousands of historic artifacts |
|Natchez Museum of African Art and Heritage||Natchez||Adams||Southwest||Ethnic (African American)||Run by the Natchez Association for the Preservation of Afro-American Culture  |
|Natchez National Historical Park||Natchez||Adams||Southwest||Historic house||Includes the William Johnson House, owned by a free African American barber, and the 19th century Melrose estate|
|Neshoba County-Philadelphia Historical Museum||Philadelphia||Neshoba||East Central||Local history|||
|North Delta Museum||Friars Point||Coahoma||Delta||Local history||Includes pioneer, Civil War and American Indian artifacts |
|Noxubee County Historical Society Museum||Macon||Noxubee||East Central||Local history|||
|Oakes African American Cultural Center||Yazoo City||Yazoo||Delta||Ethnic (African American)|||
|Oaks Museum||Jackson||Hinds||Southwest||Historic house||Mid 19th century period house|
|Ohr-O'Keefe Museum Of Art||Biloxi||Harrison||Southeast||Art||Features pottery of George Ohr, dedicated to the ceramics of George E. Ohr|
|Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum||Starkville||Oktibbeha||East Central||Local history||website|
|Old Depot Museum (Vicksburg)||Vicksburg||Warren||Southwest||Multiple||website, also known as Vicksburg Battlefield Museum, models and a film about the Battle of Vicksburg, HO, N, and O scale model train layouts, river and military boat model, miniature cars,|
|Old Capitol Museum||Jackson||Hinds||Southwest||History||Former state capitol building|
|Old Court House Museum||Vicksburg||Warren||Southwest||Local history||Built about 1858, local history museum with antiques, Civil War artifacts, decorative arts, local memorabilia|
|Old Firehouse Museum||Wiggins||Stone||Southeast||Local history||website Located on former site of City firehouse |
|Old Number One Firehouse Museum||Greenville||Washington||Delta||Firefighting||Former cotton-factoring office (built about 1923) converted into a firehouse in 1931 old equipment, hands-on displays, children's dress-up area |
|Oren Dunn City Museum||Tupelo||Lee||North||Open-air||Includes local history museum, Tupelo Veterans Museum, 1870s dogtrot cabin, church and school, two fire trucks, 1948 Lee County Book Mobile, Memphis trolley car turned local eatery Dudie's Diner, and Frisco Caboose  |
|Pearl River Community College Museum||Poplarville||Pearl River||Southeast||Local history||website, college history, Native American artifacts|
|Pemberton's Headquarters||Vicksburg||Warren||Southwest||Historic house||Part of Vicksburg National Military Park, headquarters for Confederate General John C. Pemberton during most of the 47-day siege of Vicksburg|
|Pleasant Reed House||Biloxi||Harrison||Southeast||African American||Operated by appointment with the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum Of Art, exhibits on area African-American history|
|Rankin County Historical Museum||Brandon||Rankin||Southwest||Local history||website, operated by the Rankin County Historical Society, includes a store, house and post office|
|Robert Johnson Blues Museum||Crystal Springs||Copiah||Southwest||Music (Blues)||website, blues and local history|
|Rock & Blues Museum||Clarksdale||Coahoma||Delta||Music (Blues, Rock 'n' Roll)||Website, music memorabilia from the 1920s through the 1970s|
|Rosalie||Natchez||Adams||Southwest||Historic house||Built about 1820, National Historic Landmark Federal-style house|
|Rosemont Plantation||Woodville||Wilkinson||Southwest||Historic house||Family home of Jefferson Davis|
|Rowan Oak||Oxford||Lafayette||North||Historic house||Home of author William Faulkner|
|Sam B. Olden Yazoo Historic Museum||Yazoo City||Yazoo||Delta||Local history||Located in the Triangle Cultural Center |
|Sam Wilhite Transportation Museum||West Point||Clay||East Central||Transportation||website, area transportation history, includes model railroad display|
|Scranton Museum||Pascagoula||Jackson||Southeast||Maritime||website, 70 foot shrimp boat including a wheelhouse, galley, shrimping TED, net display, bunkroom, wetlands diorama, and three aquariums|
|Scranton Nature Center||Pascagoula||Jackson||Southeast||Natural history||website|
|Seabee Heritage Center||Gulfport||Harrison||Southeast||Military/Maritime||Website, history of the Seabees, located in the Naval Construction Battalion Center|
|Smith Robertson Museum||Jackson||Hinds||Southwest||Ethnic (African American)||website, site of Jackson's first school for African-Americans, displays history and achievements of African-American Mississippians|
|Stanton Hall||Natchez||Adams||Southwest||Historic house||1857 mansion with Natchez antiques and many original furnishings|
|Stephen D. Lee Home and Museum||Columbus||Lowndes||East Central||Historic house||Mid 19th-century house, includes Florence McLeod Hazard Museum with Civil War collections and local history artifacts|
|Strawberry Plains Audubon Center||Holly Springs||Marshall||North||Multiple||website, nature center and historic antebellum Davis House open for tours|
|Tishomingo County Archives and History Museum||Iuka||Tishomingo||North||Local history||Website, operated by the Tishomingo County Historical & Genealogical Society|
|Tunica Museum||Tunica||Tunica||Delta||Local history||Includes area natural history, Tunica people, social history, agriculture, casinos|
|Tunica RiverPark||Tunica Resorts||Tunica||Delta||Multiple||website, includes the Mississippi River Museum about the natural, cultural and maritime history of the Mississippi River, aquariums, observation platform, nature trail and river cruise|
|Tupelo Automobile Museum||Tupelo||Lee||North||Automotive||Over 100 antique, classic and collectible automobiles|
|Union County Heritage Museum||New Albany||Union||North||Multiple||website, complex includes local history museum with changing exhibits of art and culture, a caboose, country store, jail cell, doctor's office, blacksmith shop and barn|
|University of Mississippi Museum||Oxford||Lafayette||North||Multiple||Includes fine art, Greek & Roman antiquities, folk art, scientific instruments|
|USM Museum of Art||Hattiesburg||Forrest||Southeast||Art||Website, part of University of Southern Mississippi|
|USS Cairo Museum||Vicksburg||Warren||Southwest||Ship museum||Restored Union ironclad gunboat raised after a century, contains artifacts found on board, part of Vicksburg National Military Park|
|Uzebek Museum||Brookhaven||Lincoln||Southwest||Ethnic||Open by appointment, culture of Uzbekistan |
|Verandah-Curlee House||Corinth||Alcorn||North||Historic house||1857 Greek Revival mansion, tours by appointment |
|Veterans Memorial Museum||Laurel||Jones||Southeast||Military||Includes books, newspapers, and documents from all war eras and over 100 movies and documentaries |
|Vicksburg National Military Park||Vicksburg||Warren||Southwest||Military||Includes visitor center with exhibits, 1,330 monuments and markers, a 16-mile tour road, a restored Union gunboat, and a National Cemetery|
|Walter Anderson Museum of Art||Ocean Springs||Jackson||Southeast||Art||Works of Walter Inglis Anderson, adjoins the community center where Anderson painted in the 1950s|
|West End Hose Company No. 3 Museum & Fire Education Center||Biloxi||Harrison||Southeast||Firefighting||website, historic firefighting tools and equipment, educational fire prevention center for children|
|Wilkinson County Museum||Woodville||Wilkinson||Southwest||Local history||website, website, includes exhibits on Lester Young, William Grant Still, Anne Moddy and Scott Dunbar, and local folk art|
|Winterville Mounds and Museum||Greenville||Washington||Delta||Archaeology - Native American||One of the largest Indian mound groups in the Mississippi Valley|
|Wright Art Center||Cleveland||Bolivar||Delta||Art||website, part of Delta State University, contains two galleries for contemporary art exhibitions and the permanent collection of the University Art Department|
|WROX Museum||Clarksdale||Coahoma||Delta||Media||website, history and equipment from the historic WROX-AM radio station, open by appointment|
|Yellow Fever Martyrs Church Museum||Holly Springs||Marshall||North||History - Medical||Open by appointment, about the yellow fever epidemic of 1878 |
|Yesterday's Children Antique Doll and Toy Museum||Vicksburg||Warren||Southwest||Toy||website, dolls and toys of the 19th and 20th century|
- , Holly Springs, closed in 2014 , Petal, destroyed by fire on September 29, 2007  , closed in 2012, exhibits now in the INFINITY Science Center
- Walter Place Estate, Holly Springs, no longer a museum
The "Region" column of this list follows the regional divisions of the Mississippi Convention and Visitors Bureau, which breaks the state into these five areas (generic names here replace all but one of the bureau's names, which may have been designed for advertising purposes):