As an educational outreach, The Museum of the Mississippi Delta provides a variety of tour options. Select the one that best suits your interests or contact us for more information.
Welcome to The Museum of the Mississippi Delta. Since our museum is about so much more than cotton, our Board of Directors made the decision to change our name from 'Cottonlandia Museum' to 'The Museum of the Mississippi Delta'! Mississippi artwork combines with history - local, military, and agricultural - along with an immense collection of Native American artifacts to create a museum that has something for everyone to enjoy. This is where your discovery of the Delta begins.
The Museum of the Mississippi Delta will be closed this winter as a long-awaited renovation takes place. Through a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission’s Building Funds for the Arts, MoMD received $123,500 in 2010 to advance its mission to provide better access to art and history.
Madge Bemiss, LLC, was hired in 2013 to design the plans for upgrades to the front entrance, restrooms, kitchen, a small changing gallery and a large permanent gallery. Over the course of the last 16 months, museum board members lead by John Pittman and John Doty Porter raised nearly $300,000 through private, corporate and foundation funding.
The result is a beautiful and functional redesign of a portion of the interior of the 1957 classic mid- century building once the corporate headquarters of Billups Petroleum Company. Founded by Rowell Billups, the company was one of the largest discount gas chains in the Southeastern United States. The Museum board purchased the vacated building in the mid-70s and added a large room to house the agricultural equipment. Over the years there were several modest upgrades that provided the museum with a more “gallery-like” appearance. This renovation, however, is the first of its kind in the history of the building.
The renovation will take 3 months and then reinstallation will take a few more. Projections for reopening are scheduled for early June.