Ag Museum to Celebrate 40 Years on September 9

July 20, 2023

The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum, founded in September 1983, will celebrate its 40th birthday with an event on Saturday, September 9, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

In addition to all the usual exhibits, festivities for this event will feature the Dixieland Old Engine and Agricultural Club’s display of antique engines and other agricultural tools, and much more. Living History Presenters from around the country will be dressed in period clothing and interacting with museum visitors as Small Town, Mississippi, comes to life. The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum has partnered with several organizations who will assist in providing 40 unique experiences across the museum grounds that visitors can enjoy.

"We are excited to celebrate this incredible milestone of 40 years educating the public on Mississippi’s rich agricultural heritage," said Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson.

Additional details regarding the museum’s 40th birthday event will be forthcoming soon. For more information on the different experiences scheduled for this event, contact Rachel Bone at

The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum, located at 1150 Lakeland Drive in Jackson, is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $4 for all ages for the upcoming 40th birthday event. For more information about the Museum, call 601-432-4500 or 1-800-844-8687, visit or visit the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum on Facebook. The Ag Museum is a division of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce.