Mississippi museums receive more than $210K to recover from pandemic


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Humanities Council (MHC) awarded $212,500 to 14 different museums through its ARP Museum Relief Grant program to help recover from the economic impact of the coronavirus.

The MHC’s ARP Museum Relief Grants provided up to $20,000 in operational support to museums that sustained significant economic losses due to the pandemic.

Funding for the ARP grants comes from the National Endowment for the Humanities. More information about these grants, including grant guidelines and application forms for the ARP Humanities Recovery Grants, can be found on the MHC website.

ARP Museum Relief Grants awarded:

  • B.B. King Museum (Indianola) – $15,000
  • Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum (Vicksburg) – $7,500
  • Delta Blues Museum (Clarksdale)- $15,000
  • Elvis Presley Birthplace (Tupelo) – $15,000
  • Grammy Museum Mississippi (Cleveland) – $15,000
  • Lynn Meadows Discovery Center (Gulfport) – $15,000
  • Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum (Jackson) – $20,000
  • Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience (Meridian) – $15,000
  • Mississippi Aviation Heritage Museum (Gulfport) $20,000
  • Mississippi Children’s Museum (Jackson) – $10,000
  • Mississippi Maritime and Seafood Museum (Biloxi)- $20,000
  • Mississippi Museum of Art (Jackson) – $10,000
  • Two Mississippi Museums (Jackson)- $20,000
  • Walter Anderson Museum (Ocean Springs)- $15,000

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