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The Carver Culture Museum consists of three rooms: Carver, Picayune, and National Black History. The Carver Room contains artifacts, books, pictures, desks, graduation programs from 1943 to 1970, teachers' pay scales, instruments, jerseys, band uniforms and more. The Picayune room has pictures, such as, of Black establishments from back in the day and pictures of children from 1954 to 1955, as well as, pictures of current and past businesses, and photos of doctors, lawyers, poets, inventors and more.
Now you can share in the rich heritage of the success story of catfish farming in the Mississippi Delta. Located in the renovated IB&B Depot, the Catfish Museum and Visitor's Center is an education in the rich heritage of the success story of catfish farming in the Mississippi Delta. Admire hand crafted exhibits by state artisans of the renowned Mississippi Craftsmen's Guild along with an entertaining video presentation showing the complete story of the catfish from fingerling to frying pan. Be amazed by "King Cat," the world's largest catfish, measuring over forty feet. Don’t miss the remarkable creativity of sculptures fashioned from spawning cans, hatchery tanks, and seining nets. In fact, the city of Belzoni boasts the largest collection of outdoor sculpture per capita in the State. Visitor Center and Museum is open Mon through Fri 9a.m. - 5p.m.
A creative adventure into the history of the Mississippi River and the fabulous paddle wheel steamboats that once traveled its mighty waters. Enjoy all the sights and musical sounds within this public park and imagine the Mississippi River life that once flourished along these waterways. Hear a historical narration about Vicksburg’s rich history. Explore playful areas, garden area walks, the splash fountain, children’s art, murals and unique exhibits.
Research center for Southern music, history, folklore, literature and culture housed in restored antebellum observatory.
c. 1915. One of the oldest surviving buildings in Cleveland. Serves as the the only special library for literacy education in the state. Local railroad history and literacy exhibits.
MSU Campus, Forrest Products Lab. A showcase of more than 350 tools and primitive machinery.
Created to honor and recognize not only those who died in military battle, but the many who lived through them.
Showcases an extensive collection (over 400 examples) of mostly American clocks and watches dating as far back as the early 1700s, as well as French and German pieces.
Smithsonian exhibits, historical displays and changing exhibits on the Delta and related topics.
Explore the history of DeSoto County from the early Native Americans who once lived here through the Civil War battles that affected the lives and people who settled here. Browse the restored 1840's log cabin and then learn modern day history in relation to the cities and the celebrities from DeSoto County, including John Grisham and Jerry Lee Lewis.
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