Miss. Archives and History sites, offices to close amid coronavirus pandemic

Miss. Archives and History sites, offices to close amid coronavirus pandemic
The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners is expected to vote Thursday on a state of emergency. (Source: WXIX)

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is joining the list of offices closing because of novel coronavirus. All sites will be closed beginning Friday, March 13.

The Museum of Mississippi History, Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Eudora Welty House and Garden, Mississippi Governor’s Mansion, Old Capitol Museum and William F. Winter Archives and History Building are all closing until further notice. Grand Village of the Natchez Indians in Natchez and Winterville Mounds near Greenville will also close.

All public events at MDAH sites through the end of March have been postponed. The delays include the weekly History Is Lunch program, the opening reception of the Mississippi Distilled Prohibition exhibit on March 20, and the Mississippi Freedom Seder event on April 2, all at the Two Mississippi Museums. The Bettye Jolly Lecture at the Eudora Welty House and Garden on March 19, the New Stage Theater event at the Old Capitol Museum on March 31, and the Pow Wow at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians on March 28, have also been postponed.

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