Accession Number: 2001.31.1 (Museum of Mississippi History Collection)
Twenty Star Flag (1818). Accession Number: 2001.31.1 (Museum of Mississippi History Collection)

Welcome to “A Sense of Place,” the Mississippi Department of Archives and History’s new blog, where we will explore historic documents, photographs, artifacts, and sites that tell the story of our state.

Created in 1902, MDAH is the nation’s second-oldest state department of archives and history. The department oversees the finest existing collection of documents and artifacts related to the history of Mississippi. MDAH is a comprehensive historical agency, administering the official state archives in Jackson, historic preservation programs, and museums and historic sites around the state.

On some days the blog will highlight specific dates and events in Mississippi history. At other times we will present an interesting item from the collection. Check back regularly and explore the rich history of Mississippi with us.

Directions to the William F. Winter Archives and History Building

200 North St, Jackson, MS 39201

In Jackson, take Interstate 55 to the High Street Exit. Take High Street west, then turn left onto North Street. The Winter Building is three blocks down on the left. The parking lot is on the left just before the Winter Building. The Reading Rooms are on the first floor.

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Mississippi Department of Archives and History

P.O. Box 571
Jackson, MS 39205
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