Museum of the Mississippi Delta

Museum of the Mississippi Delta, Greenwood: Hours, Address, Museum of the Mississippi Delta Reviews: 4/5

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
About
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 tx197 contributions
Museum tells one side of a larger story of Delta Mississippi
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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Linda J G
Vidalia, LA34 contributions
great history in this place
Dec 2019
great place for lots of history lots of interesting artifacts in this place. When I visited -- each organization had christmas trees decorated with a different theme.
Written January 2, 2020
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Blkbbygrl
Greenwood, MS8 contributions
Meh
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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Mrs Soybean Farmer
6 contributions
Good Little Museum
Sep 2019
Good little museum on the history of the area and about Robert Johnson who was a blues guitar player who had an affair with the owner of the club and was poisoned
one evening and eventually died a few days later, saying "27 club" came from how old he was when he died. Went to his grave in a small church graveyard. Toured Greenwood nearby where the movie "The Help" was filmed, pretty little town.
Written October 8, 2019
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692russk
Rockford, IL118 contributions
Ongoing Construction On Interior
Feb 2019 • Solo
Museum has interior renovation going on so not a lot to see. Good historic photos and a timeline of city/county evolving. Not much history shown on the Delta, more focused on Greenwood. Good pieces on Choctaw Indian Chief, LeFleaur who became wealthy and stayed in area while most of fellow Choctaw were removed to Oklahoma, the deeds of President Andrew Jackson. Hopefully, all construction will be complete soon.
Written February 12, 2019
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jlu2112
New York City, NY1 contribution
Where’s the history?
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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Clements2OS
Biloxi, MS7 contributions
A Mississippi Delta Treasure
Sep 2017 • Family
The permanent collections are extraordinary! When you visit the museum you MUST ask for Cheryl Taylor-Thornhill. As Executive Director she has taken the museum to a new level...almost a "rebirth". She is a wealth of knowledge and great company!
Written March 1, 2018
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anny c
2 contributions
must see
Oct 2017 • Business
it always a little different when i go, but its must see. I loved the christmas edition. It was great.
Written November 24, 2017
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ManiagoRina
maniago139 contributions
Wonderful information of the Mississippi Delta
Oct 2017 • Couples
The best part was a room about a photographer who went to Parchment Penitenitery and the prisoners letters so inspiring, sad and powerful black and white photography. Then when Cotton was King, all about the soil, the Native Americans pottery and dinosaurs and the serious slavery very interesting place about a very interesting state. Really should not be missed.
Written October 26, 2017
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cdevries1
31 contributions
Has a lot of potential, but...
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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