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Mississippi — 193 Years Young Today!

Accession Number: 2001.31.1 (Museum of Mississippi History Collection)

This rare twenty star flag from the collection of the Museum of Mississippi History was made in 1818. The twenty star pattern United States flag was created after Mississippi’s entry into the Union as the twentieth state today in 1817. This pattern flag was only made for one year because a star was added to the flag when Illinois became a state in 1818.

Artifacts in the collection of the Museum of Mississippi History are available for viewing by appointment only. Please contact Cindy Gardner, Director of Collections or Nan Prince, Asst. Director of Collections by email to schedule an appointment.

Don’t forget about the second annual Statehood Day Celebration, featuring former governor William F. Winter, at the Old Capitol Museum today! Program starts at noon, with reception to follow. See a large photo version of the twenty star flag at the program! Call 601-576-6920 for more information.

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Antique Quilt

Accession Number: 1987.48.1 (Museum of Mississippi History Collection)

This is one of many beautiful quilts in the collection of the Museum of Mississippi History. This “Honeycomb” or “Martha Washington’s Flower Garden” pattern quilt was made by Millies Lake, a freed slave from Grenada (Grenada County) around 1848.

Artifacts in the collection of the Museum of Mississippi History are available for viewing by appointment only. Please contact Cindy Gardner, Director of Collections or Nan Prince, Asst. Director of Collections by email to schedule an appointment.

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Turn of the Century Dress

Accession Number: 1971.24.23ab (Museum of Mississippi History Collection)

This dress is part of the collection of historic clothing of the Museum of Mississippi History that spans the time period, 1780 – 1980. This particular dress is from the 1890s and is part of the John Abert Neilson Collection from Columbus (Lowndes County).

Artifacts in the collection of the Museum of Mississippi History are available for viewing by appointment only. Please contact Cindy Gardner, Director of Collections or Nan Prince, Asst. Director of Collections by email to schedule an appointment.