5 Historically Awesome Places to Visit in Mississippi

African American Military History Museum

African American military museum- hattiesburg, mississippi
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Delta Blues Museum

delta blues museum clarksdale, mississippi
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Delta Blues Museum is where you go to explore the history and heritage of the American Blues genre. If you’re looking to find meaning or perspective about the blues and its origin, this museum is located in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Moreover, known as “the crossroads” of interstate sections HWY 61 and HWY 49.

The museum is dedicated to the mission of preserving the story of the blues, as many legendary Blues music artists are born near Clarksdale, MS (Muddy Waters, Ike Turner, Sam Cooke).

This February, the museum has several historical exhibits that include:

  • Ike Turner and Rocket 88, Panny Mayfield: Live from the Mississippi Delta
  • Don Nix: Memphis Man Living High, Laying Low
  • Blue Portraits in Steel

For those looking to purchase tickets to tour The Delta Blues Museum, general admission is $10. Check out their website for brochures, pricing, tickets, or donations.

The Grammy Museum

grammy museum Cleveland, Mississippi
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The Grammy family is in Mississippi! The Recording Academy Grammy Museum provides unique learning opportunities about the creative and technological processes of Mississippi recording artists. The Grammy Museum, located in Cleveland, Mississippi, is an interactive celebration of music. In 2011, the 28,000-square-foot museum was built on the campus of Delta State University and has provided inspirational and educational public programs featuring exhibits, film, lectures, and intimate performances.

Additionally, this month the museum features the celebration of Jermaine Dupri, 25 Years of Jermaine Dupri and SoSoDef. Exhibit highlights include:

  • lyric and concept books from Kris Kross
  • performance wardrobes for So So Def artists
  • the original beat machine that Jermaine Dupri used to make his earlier productions and more

To find out how you can tour this exhibit before it leaves, go to The Grammy Museum’s website to get touring information.

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Mississippi civil rights museum
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Mary O’Keefe Cultural Center

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