Collections

Malmaison Room: This room features photographs, furniture and artifacts from Malmaison, the home of Greenwood Leflore, the last chief of the Choctaw tribe before their removal to Oklahoma in the late 1800s.

Malmaison, located northeast of Greenwood, burned to the ground in 1942.

Agricultural Hall: The Delta was built on agriculture, and the historical artifacts that remain tell a story of hard labor through the ages. Mule-drawn plows, harrows, and cotton sacks remind us of the long days of hand labor that aren't that far behind us.

In the Domestic Hardware section, antique sewing machines, washboards and butter churns remind visitors that the women of 1900 worked just as hard as the men.

Archaeology Room: This enormous collection of Native American artifacts includes axes, adzes, game and nutting stones, spear points, arrow heads and a beautiful collection of polychrome pottery from the Humber-McWilliams site in northern Mississippi. The trade bead collection demonstrates the variance and progression of bead styles over 400 years. This room also features a 12,000-year-old mastodon skeleton, fossils of a 65,000,000-year-old mosasaur, and remains of Ice Age animals like camels, horses and bison.

Swamp Room: If you're quiet as you walk into the Swamp Room, you will hear the sounds of a Mississippi wetland: alligators roaring, bullfrogs croaking, night insects and the hoots of owls. Once on the wooden boardwalk, many of these swamp creatures are visible to you: raccoon, wild boar, black bear, squirrels, fox, turtles, ducks and more!

Fossils, Feathers and Fur: This hands-on natural science room is designed for our younger visitors, but adults have fun in here, too. The room focuses on differences between birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. Visitors can also examine fossils, rocks, and plants in a friendly, "please DO touch" atmosphere.

Leflore County's Military History: Exhibit opened October 7, 2004. It focuses on the effect of various wars on Greenwood and its citizens and exhibits uniforms, veteran lists, victory posters, and artifacts from the war and the homefront. There is also a Civil War-era cannon and a model of the battle of nearby Fort Pemberton.

Leflore County's Historic Time Line: Also opened October 7, 2004, this exhibit looks at significant events in Greenwood and Leflore County's history through a time-line format, augmented with artifacts, photographs and documents from the Museum's collections.

Mississippi Art Collection: Located in the Aven Whittington Conference Room and along the halls of the Museum, this collection of Mississippi art work is comprised of all types of media, most of which were purchased from prizes winners in the Museum's Fine Arts Competition. Whether one prefers oil painting or wood sculpture, mixed media abstract or delicate water colors, there is something for everyone to appreciate.

 

Museum & Gift Shop Hours

Mon - Sat: 9 am - 5 pm

Closed on Sundays

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