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Historic Tour of Jackson State University Campus (12 p.m. to 2 p.m.)

1400 John R. Lynch Street
Jackson, MS 39217

SECC Contact: Karen Francis (kfrancis@air.org)

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Community Tour (9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)

101 Industrial Road
Choctaw, MS 39350


MBCI tour participants will meet at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, November 28, in the King Edward Hotel lobby. This bus tour starts at the MBCI community, so we will travel from the hotel to the MBCI site.  Our tour will take us on an exploration of the MBCI community and culminate at the cultural center around 1:30 p.m. The bus will accommodate up to 30 participants. No admission is required of participants.

SECC Contact: Tammie Causey-Konate' (tcausey@air.org)

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and Museum of Mississippi History (1 p.m. to 5 p.m.)

222 North Street #2205
Jackson, MS

Explore the Mississippi movement that changed the nation by visiting the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, which focuses on freedom struggles and their impacts on the strength and sacrifices of its peoples through artifacts, galleries, oral histories, and music.

The eight galleries focus on the years 1945–1976 when the national Civil Rights Movement was situated in Mississippi; the galleries surround the central space called "This Little Light of Mine."

  • Mississippi Freedom Struggle
  • Mississippi in Black and White
  • This Little Light of Mine
  • A Closed Society
  • A Tremor in the Iceberg
  • I Question America
  • Black Empowerment
  • Where Do We Go from Here

Tuesday–Saturday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. CST
Sunday: 1–5 p.m. CST

Adults: $8; Youth (ages 4–18): $5; Seniors (ages 60+): $6; Children under 3 years of age: Free

SECC Contact: Beth Howard-Brown (bhoward-brown@air.org)

Mississippi's Museum of Art

80 South Lamar Street
Jackson, MS 39201

Tuesday–Saturday: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. CST
Sunday: Noon–5 p.m.

Groups of 20 or more (with 2 weeks advance reservations) receive special group rate. General admission rates are subject to change. Contact Monique Davis at mdavis@msmuseumart.org or 601.960.1515 for admission rates.

Current Exhibit: Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection
Explore how historical gender norms, educational barriers, race, regionalism, sisterhood, suffrage, and modernism influenced women artists in a traditionally conservative region during the late 1890s and 1960s. Works from the following artists are featured: Dusti Bongé, Anne Goldthwaite, Clementine Hunter, Nell Choate Jones, Ida Kohlmeyer, Alma Thomas, Marie Hull, Elizabeth O’Neill Verner, and Kate Freeman Clark.

SECC Contact: Ramona Chauvin (rchauvin@air.org)

Mississippi's Children's Museum

2145 Museum Boulevard
Jackson, MS 39202

Tuesday–Saturday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.CST
Sunday: 1–6 p.m. CST

$10 per person
Children Under 1 Year of age: Free
Members: Unlimited Admission

Current Exhibit: Very Eric Carle: A Very Hungry. Quiet. Lonely. Clumsy. Busy Exhibit

Step into the pages of your favorite Eric Carle book and become the character(s) as you explore Carle's illustrations using his hand-painted tissue paper collage technique; experience Eric Carle’s love of nature, respect for the emotional lives of children, and recurring themes of friendship, creativity, and the power of imagination.

SECC Contact: Ramona Chauvin (rchauvin@air.org)

Fondren Historic District


Experience the large, historic Fondren area that encompasses diversity through cultural events, entertainment, restaurants, boutiques, antique stores, art galleries, distillery; travel the district on the Fondren Express Trolley.

Boundaries extend from Northside Drive on the north to Woodrow Wilson on the south and Interstate 55 on the east to Mill Street on the west.

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