Families and Communities

Family and community groups experience the power of the Movement at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Share stories with generations of family members and engage in meaningful conversations with church and community groups. 

The Mississippi Department of Archives & History has resources for teachers and students. 

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New Summer Camps for 2022!

Don’t just learn history, feel it at the Two Mississippi Museums. Our in-person, two-week summer camps are designed for children in grades 4–8.

History Exploration Camp - NOW FULL

Monday–Friday, June 13–24, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Rising fourth and fifth graders

Campers will explore different historic themes such as archaeology, architecture, transportation, civil rights, and music through exhibits at the Two Mississippi Museums, behind-the-scenes tours of the collections, special guest speakers, and visits to other historic sites in Jackson, including the Eudora Welty House & Garden and the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion.

History Exploration Camp is now full. Registration is closed.

Freedom School Camp

Monday–Friday, July 5–15, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Rising sixth, seventh, and eighth graders

Inspired by the original Freedom School of 1964, campers will deepen their understanding of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi and its impact on the world as they learn the stories of local heroes in their communities. Students will have the opportunity to visit historic sites throughout Jackson such as the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home National Monument, the COFO Civil Rights Education Center, and Tougaloo College.

Registration is $100 for the two-week camp and includes lunch and two snacks each day. Limit is 20 campers. To register today, click here. For more information please call 601-576-6932 or 601-576-6851.

For more information about special rates for family and community groups, see the Group Visits page.