Two new state museums will open in Jackson in December, and workers are busy getting them ready.
Daily Journal Capitol Bureau chief Bobby Harrison (2:12) recently toured the 200,000-square-foot structure that will house both the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. He joins Derek Russell and Chris Kieffer on today’s episode to discuss it.
The two new museums are slated to open on Dec. 9 as part of Mississippi’s Bicentennial celebration. Bobby said they’re both impressive facilities that can benefit the entire state.
The Civil Rights Museum will be the only state-operated civil rights museum in the nation. Both facilities are filled with artifacts and exhibits, and special ticket packages will be available allowing visitors to tour both museums together.
Continuing on our history theme, M. Scott Morris (15:05) talks about a new book that chronicles Piominko, the great Chickasaw leader.
The book looks at the deep impact the Northeast Mississippian, who was friends with George Washington, had on both Mississippi and U.S. history. He was a man who was well known across the country from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico.