Freedom Summer 60 – A Mississippi Department of Archives & History Project

About Us

Mississippi Department of Archives & History

“By preserving Mississippi’s diverse historic resources and sharing them with people around the world, MDAH inspires discovery of stories that connect our lives and shape our futures.”  The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is located at 200 North St., Jackson, Mississippi next to the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. The William F. Winter Archives and History Building was dedicated on November 7, 2003. MDAH was founded in 1902 and is the second oldest state department of archives and history in the United States. MDAH oversees multiple sites including: the Eudora Welty House and Garden, Manship House Museum, Old Capitol Museum, Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, Historic Jefferson College, Windsor Ruins, Winterville Mounds, Museum of Mississippi History, and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.

William H. Winter Building, Home of the Mississippi Department of Archives & History

National History Day

National History Day® (NHD) is a nonprofit organization based in College Park, Maryland, that seeks to improve the teaching and learning of history. The National History Day Contest was established in 1974 and currently engages more than half a million students annually in conducting original research on historical topics of their interest. Students can present their research as a documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, or website. Projects compete first at the local and affiliate levels, where the top entries are invited to the National Contest at the University of Maryland at College Park. For more information, visit

Contact Us

For inquiries or questions about submitting an application, please email MDAH at or call 601-576-6850.

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