The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby was opened to the public on 27 October 2001. The museum was formed by combining the holdings of the Mississippi War Memorial Museum (Jackson, 1967-1996) and the Camp Shelby Armed Forces Museum (1984-2001) to create a single military history museum for the State of Mississippi.
The mission of the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum is to collect, preserve, interpret, exhibit and hold in public trust for the exclusive benefit of the people, significant historical property related to the history of the State of Mississippi and its contributions to the Armed Forces of the United States from the early nineteenth century to the present. Operating as a non-profit institution, the Museum directly supports training, study, research and education in related subjects.
The Museum honors the service and sacrifices of servicemen and women of all branches from Mississippi and others who received wartime training in Mississippi. State-of-the-art exhibits and archives, including personal stories of the heroes and heroines of our Republic, serve to educate present and future generations about the price paid for the freedom and prosperity Americans now enjoy.
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Mississippi Armed Forces Museum's website
Mississippi Adjutant General's Office website
General Augustus L. Collins