Museum of the Mississippi Delta

Museum of the Mississippi Delta

Museum of the Mississippi Delta
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Museum's purpose is to collect, document and interpret the history, culture and natural history of the Mississippi Delta. We offer stunning examples of Mississippi's Native American pottery; paintings and sculpture by some of the Delta's most talented artists; Civil War history and military gallery; changing art exhibits; a replication of a Delta swamp.
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traveling_sun
Austin, TX237 contributions
Jun 2020
This museum displays and relates the events of the white citizens of this area. We noticed a lack of narrative about the African American experiences and contributions. For a telling of this other narrative, be sure to visit The Emmett Till Historical Intrepid Center in nearby Lendora.
Written June 23, 2020
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MLK672
Aiken, SC8 contributions
Aug 2014 • Friends
This museum really does have a comprehensive history of the area. They do not dwell as much on music as do other museums in the Delta, but they have an amazing artifact room filled with Native American pottery, artwork, beads and tools from local excavations. This room also has amazing fossils from the area, including the larger portion of a mastodon skeleton and bits of Mosasaur vertebrae! We didn't expect this at all, and it was a treat! The nature room was also interesting, showing off various birds and insects from the area. Also on display here are beautiful works of art and artifacts and antiques from a wide range of time periods. The entry fee is very inexpensive, and it's definitely worth a look if you're in the area!
Written September 7, 2014
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ashley t
Florida Keys, FL4 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
i liked it, it was very different and wonderful. I am not a country girl, but this was a different and fun place. My kids liked it. It was very different and beautiful.
Written July 6, 2014
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Blkbbygrl
Greenwood, MS8 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
I took my nephew but it wasn’t the type of museum that’s kid friendly only because there were very few interactive exhibits. I was also surprised to see that there were no mentions whatsoever of slavery. How can you have a museum full of history in the south with not even a single shred of information about the darkest period in American history? I guess they museum is an example of how the subject is treated in this town.....it’s ignored.
Written November 5, 2019
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jlu2112
New York City, NY1 contribution
Aug 2018 • Family
This museum provides an incomplete, if not revisionist history of the Mississippi Delta. They have a few paintings, taxidermic animals, and cases with arrowheads, but that’s about it. While they have some information about a blues historian, they leave out any mention of the history of the blues. Moreover, they almost entirely skip over the history of cotton, and there is not a mention of slavery or sharecropping. Finally, while they profit (at $10 a ticket) by displaying arrowheads and ancient bowls, they conveniently leave out the atrocities committed against Native Americans. A new historian should be hired to transform this building from a scam into a real museum.
Written August 10, 2018
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Lilypond1000
Greenwood, MS36 contributions
Nov 2013 • Family
Museum of the Mississippi Delta, formerly Cottonlandia, is a small locally managed museum with many exhibits relating to the history of the area. Pottery, Arrowheads, mastodon bones, trade beads , dugout canoes, etc, going back hundreds and in some cases thousands of years. There is also a display from the Civil War, WWI and WWII. A Mississippi Art collection from years of Competitions rounds out this museum. There are science exhibits for the kids too.
Written November 25, 2013
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Megan R
Oxford, MS74 contributions
Mar 2013 • Solo
I am currently living in Oxford but I run half marathons and I was in town for one so I decided to stop here. The museum was odd. It's like a bad stereotype of southern history, referring to the Civil War as the the war between the states and a complete lack of diversity in the exhibits. I was pleasantly surprised by the room full of ancient artifacts from native peoples and fossils. Overall, it's worth the extra half hour to head to Indianola and see the BB King Museum for a true taste of Delta history.
Written May 16, 2013
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cdevries1
31 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
We went to this museum to learn more about the original Delta habitat and the cultivation of the land in the Mississippi Delta; and I also expected to see exhibits about cotton growing. But the rooms and the exhibits in them were about - well, I'm not too sure. There was a children's section with Delta animals; there was a room full of antique furniture from, I gather, the glory time of plantations; there were tons of Indian artefacts. And there was a vast empty space.

So I guess there's a lot of room for improvement and development here.
Written August 22, 2017
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justin b
Jackson, MS10 contributions
Dec 2015 • Solo
I visited this because it was recommended by the deluxe inn and suites management and I completely agree. This museum gives you the TRUE DELTA EXPERIENCE. I loved how the christmas trees were decorated with cotton. I know I came in the winter & my kids wouldn't get to see how cotton grew like I did when I was little, but museum had little gift bags which included cotton seeds, cotton, and 100% cotton fabric. The people at the place were extremely nice as well. LOVED THIS MUSEUM. my kids got the experience I did when I was a kid here.
Written December 21, 2015
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Shirley K
Richmond, KY129 contributions
Sep 2014 • Family
Went though the museum once sometime ago and enjoyed it very much. A good bit of history here and very different. Kids will enjoy this also
Written March 23, 2015
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Museum of the Mississippi Delta is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM