Celebrating Mississippi's Bicentennial | 200 years | 1817 - 2017

Looking Back and Moving Forward

Celebrating 200 years of Mississippi history and the state's bright future.

The Bicentennial will be celebrated all year long, from the three marquee Mississippi Bicentennial Celebrations to events large and small in communities all around the state. As Mississippians come together around a shared history, keep up with celebrations from the Gulf Coast to the River, and through the Pines, Delta and Hills regions here.

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Art Across Mississippi: Twelve Exhibitions, Twelve Communities

May 6, 2017 @ 8:00 am - May 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

To celebrate Mississippi’s Bicentennial year, the Mississippi Museum of Art curates exhibitions from its collection for twelve host venues across the state. These exhibitions feature artworks by regionally acclaimed artists - past and present - including Walter Anderson, William Dunlap, William Ferris, Ke Francis, Marie Hull, Hystercine Rankin, and Sulton Rogers, among many others. Art …

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8:00 am

Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 30, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This event features lighting of the tree and Christmas carols on Kosciusko's Historic Court Square.

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10:00 am

Williams Lecture on Lincoln and Civil War Studies Featuring Harold Holzer

November 30, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Turner A. Wingo Auditorium, 560 Barr Ave
Starkville, MS 39759 United States

The Frank and Virginia Williams Lecture on Abraham Lincoln and Civil War Studies GUEST SPEAKER Harold Holzer Jonathan F. Fanton Director Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College November 30, 2017 10:00 a.m. Turner A. Wingo Auditorium Old Main Academic Center 260 Barr Avenue Mississippi State University Free parking available in the Old Main Academic …

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2:00 pm

Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library and Williams Collection of Lincolniana Opening Ceremony

November 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mitchell Memorial Library, 395 Hardy Rd
Mississippi State, MS 39762 United States

Opening Ceremony of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library and The Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana The grand opening of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library at Mississippi State University will feature Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, Archivist of the United States David Ferriero, Governor Phil Bryant, Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives Philip Gunn, and …

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