DeSoto County Museum will hold its annual open house Sunday, February 18 at 2pm. They will be celebrating the 15th anniversary of the museum. It will be a perfect time to see the current temporary "Unknown Child" exhibit, which will only be available until March 10. A reception and tour of the museum will follow the program. Two Holocaust survivors will tell about their survival during this terrible time in history for the Jewish people. Reception will follow.
The museum provides education programs, as well as exhibits on the history of DeSoto County from past to present, showcasing artifacts and exhibits featuring the history of DeSoto County, Mississippi.
Artifacts and displays begin with the arrival of Hernando DeSoto and his contact with the native inhabitants of Mississippi. Displays continue through the riverboat days with a working model of a paddlewheel boat. Other exhibits feature the parlor of an antebellum mansion and artifacts from the Civil War. Key events in the agricultural, recreational, and social development of DeSoto County are also on display. Events in the African-American community are also featured in the museum.
Also on the museum property is an 1840's restored log cabin. Free Admission.
The museum houses exhibits on the history of DeSoto County. In addition, on the museum grounds is one of the County's oldest surviving homes, as restored log cabin from 1850. Meeting space has seating capacity for 55-75, LCD projectors, screen, lectern and easels.