Mississippi gives rise to more than its fair share of legends. See what inspired them and spark the legend within you. The immersive exhibits at The MAX take you behind the scenes at the birthplace of the stars. Come explore their cultural influences, glimpse their earliest forms of creative expression, and see the raw creative process behind the polished work you know and love.
The mission of MCM is to create unparalleled experiences to inspire excellence and a lifelong joy of learning. We accomplish this mission through hands-on, engaging exhibits and programs focusing on literacy, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), and health and nutrition–the keys to helping our children mature into healthy and productive adult learners.
The Meridian Museum of Art (MMA) is housed in the historic Old Carnegie Library building, which was constructed in 1912-13, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as a Mississippi Landmark. The Museum seeks to promote and support the art, artists, and art programs of our area and region through art education, exhibitions, collections, collaborations with other organizations, special events, and community involvement.
Memories of days gone by are alive at Merrehope and F.W. Williams—both historic homes in Meridian. Each home stands as a testament to time. Each speaks volumes about Meridian’s history. Merrehope and F.W. Williams are the only two historic homes open to the public. Merrehope is one of Meridian’s only remaining Greek Revival homes – standing resolutely – despite General William T. Sherman’s Civil War claim that “Meridian no longer exists.” Queen Anne Victorian F.W. Williams Home, circa 1886, evokes an era of the fashionably rich. Elegant interior decorating details reflect how no expense was spared.