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Groundbreaking on history and civil rights museums Thursday

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The State History Museum will showcase Mississippi's history from the very beginning. The Civil Rights Museum will highlight the struggle for equal rights between 1945-1975. The State History Museum will showcase Mississippi's history from the very beginning. The Civil Rights Museum will highlight the struggle for equal rights between 1945-1975.
Governor Phil Bryant, Myrlie Evers and former Governor's William Winter and Haley Barbour are just a few of the dignitaries expected at today's ground breaking. Governor Phil Bryant, Myrlie Evers and former Governor's William Winter and Haley Barbour are just a few of the dignitaries expected at today's ground breaking.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled at ten o'clock Thursday morning for the future Mississippi State History Museum and Civil Rights Museum.  The groundbreaking site is located at 200 North Street in Jackson.

Construction on the museums could begin as early as next month.  The two museums will be built in the same building. The State History Museum will showcase Mississippi's history from the very beginning. The Civil Rights Museum will highlight the struggle for equal rights between 1945-1975.

In addition to the many dignitaries participating in the ground breaking, some interactive and fun activities are also scheduled during the event.

 "We're going to have live music representing some of Mississippi's great styles and heritage, we're going to have children's games and songs for them both outside and inside the Winter's building, we're going to have food trucks here representing various types of Mississippi food," said H.T. Holmes, the Director for the Department of Archives and History.

Governor Phil Bryant, Myrlie Evers and former Governor's William Winter and Haley Barbour are just a few of the dignitaries expected at today's ground breaking. The museums are scheduled to open up in 2017.

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