Exhibition: Flags From Mississippi - Emblems Through Time

April 25 to November 8, 2024

Two Mississippi Museums

222 North Street
Jackson, MS 39201

A reproduction of the historic African American United States Colored Troops 5th Regiment Heavy Artillery flag of 1864

Exhibition: Flags From Mississippi - Emblems Through Time

Two Mississippi Museums

222 North Street
Jackson, MS 39201

  • Admission: FREE

Overview

The exhibit features 20 flags made from a variety of fabrics, such as wool and silk. Some were sewn by hand. Highlights include an original Magnolia flag, adopted in 1861 as the first official flag of Mississippi, that has been saved by conservators after it became severely fragmented.

This exhibition showcases the symbolism and history found within territorial, state, national, and military flags from the collection of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

These flags have been preserved to tell their stories for future generations. Admission to this exhibition, in the FedEx Exhibition Hall, is free with museum admission.

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