Monthly Archives: December 2015

1817 Constitution, Historic Flag Heart of Exhibit

constitution-interiorFROM MDAH RELEASES — On December 10, 1817, Mississippi became the nation’s twentieth state. In 2016 a new traveling exhibit featuring the first US flag to include the new state and Mississippi’s first constitution will tour the state to celebrate the approaching bicentennial.

“Thousands of Mississippians will see these treasures in their courthouses, libraries, and other community spaces,” said Mississippi Department of Archives and History director Katie Blount. “We are excited to partner with local groups in commemorating two hundred years of statehood by taking these incredibly significant artifacts directly to the people.”

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