If you have been putting off visiting the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum or the Museum of Mississippi History in Jackson, you have a chance to visit for free one week from today.
Nissan is sponsoring free admission to the museums on Saturday, July 18.including a new exhibit, Mississippi Distilled: Prohibition, Piety, and Politics. The exhibit is timely with the passing of a law making all counties in the state wet by default, allowing the sale of alcohol in some locations for the first time since before the passage of the 18th Amendment.
“We are thankful to Nissan for their continued generosity and support,” said Katie Blount, director of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, in a statement. “We will provide a safe experience for all visitors that take advantage of this opportunity to explore the museums.”
To stem the spread of COVID-19, visitors will be required to wear masks, which will be available on site. Staff will be ensuring that social distancing guidelines are maintained, and a limited number of visitors will be allowed inside at one time.
“Nissan believes that education promotes conversations, conversations enable understanding and understanding builds community. Building respect and greater civic spirit within our communities is needed now more than ever,” said Parul Bajaj, senior manager, Philanthropy, Nissan North America, Inc. “We are honored to welcome our neighbors across Mississippi to the museums on July 18.”
The museums will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 18. They are located at 222 North St. in Jackson. For more information email [email protected].