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History, Civil Rights museums anticipate Dec. 9 openings

By BECKY GILLETTE mbj@msbusiness.com The Mississippi Department of Archives and History recently held a sneak preview of the long-anticipated two Mississippi Museums — the new Museum of Mississippi History (MMH) and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum (MCRM) at 222 North St. Groundbreaking on the museums was in October 2013, and the work to obtain artifacts that illustrate the state’s rich history ...

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Analysis: 2 crowns, 1 gas mask show Mississippi complexity

Two of Mary Ann Mobley’s dazzling crowns sat delicately on a shelf. The doe-eyed beauty won the smaller, golden-hued crown as Miss Mississippi 1958 and the larger, platinum-toned one a few months later as Miss America 1959. Next to the crowns, in a temporary display last week at the state Capitol, sat a military-issued gas mask used during the 1962 ...

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Nissan gives $500,000 to Mississippi history museums

CANTON — Nissan Motor Co. is donating $500,000 to help fund exhibits and a dining area at two Mississippi history museums being built in downtown Jackson. The Japanese automaker made the announcement Monday at its Canton plant, along with former Mississippi governors, William Winter and Ronnie Musgrove. The Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum have met ...

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Entergy Mississippi gives $1M to two Jackson museums

A Mississippi-based utility has presented a hefty check to organizers of two museums earmarked for downtown Jackson. Entergy Mississippi Inc. has presented a $1-million gift to the 2 Mississippi Museums project currently under construction in Jackson, which includes the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Haley Fisackerly, Entergy Mississippi president and CEO, said, “The museums will ...

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UPDATED: Brandon’s Thrash mulls accepting $33.4 million contract to build state's museums

JACKSON, Mississippi — Brandon’s Thrash Commercial Contractors Inc. has snagged the contract to build the first phase of the Mississippi History Museum and Civil Rights Museum. Thrash, a longtime Central Mississippi construction contracting company that switched exclusively to commercial building in 2000, won the contract with an apparent low bid of $33.4 million. Thrash was among six companies to submit ...

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