The University of Mississippi Museum and Historic Houses complex serves as a cultural center for the university community and beyond. Among its holdings are Southern folk art, Greek and Roman antiquities, 19th century scientific instruments and American fine art.
Directory Category: Museums
Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar was Mississippi’s most important statesman of the 19th century and certainly one of the state’s most distinguished statesmen into the present. The National Park Service recognized the influential role Lamar played during a critical period of U.S. history by declaring his house a National Historic Landmark in 1975.
Once the home of CSA Gen. Stephen D. Lee, the home was restored in 1960 by the Historical Society and the Society for Preservation of Antiques. It now houses the Florence McLeod Hazard Museum exhibiting Civil War collections and artifacts. It is featured in Columbus’ Annual Spring Pilgrimage.
The Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum and Cultural Center of African and African American History was established to inspire, enlighten and enrich the lives of people everywhere by collecting, preserving and disseminating African and African-American contributions in the fields of history, art and culture in the United States and throughout the world.
Exhibits in “Frenchman’s Bend”, an outdoor exhibit area, give the visitor interactive experiences and a feel for Mississippi’s rural culture with the Faulkner Literary Garden, the Storyteller’s Chair, Varner’s Country Store, a caboose, an early 20th century doctor’s office, a black smith shop, a 1950s auto body shop, agricultural exhibits and great outdoor folk art….
Artifacts and displays begin with the arrival of Hernando DeSoto and his contact with the native inhabitants of Mississippi. Displays continue through the riverboat days with a working model of a paddlewheel boat. Other exhibits feature the parlor of an antebellum mansion and artifacts from the Civil War.
The old Courthouse Museum offers a fascinating visit to the past and a resource for genealogical research. The historic two-story brick Courthouse remains much as it was in 1889. Besides having a large collection of historical records and rotating exhibits of area attractions such as the World Famous Mineral Springs Water and Mineral Springs Hotel,…
The museum is full of historical data about the county, its past and the many noted figures and events that helped shape its storied past and mold its future.
Established in 1998 on Main Street, this is the only working historical post office in the nation. Visitors can retrace the steps of the Chickasaws or learn of the hardships of the pioneers.
The Oren Dunn City Museum is housed in a converted dairy barn, which was a part of the internationally known Forest Lake Farms. The museum weaves a beautiful tapestry of what makes Tupelo great from its humble birth to present day.