Mississippi Culture

The soul of our state lies in its people, places, art, and music.

PATH FINDERS

The Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail, a series of primitive pathways located alongside the more familiar 444-mile paved parkway, has long been a secret getaway spot for history-minded tourists. Cruising down the quiet parkway is an adventure in itself, but...

A PIECE OF GRACE

When a hobby turns into a passion for helping others, good things happen. Such is the case with Anne Robertson and her non-profit outreach program, Grace Quilts. “Quilting has always been a great passion and interest of mine,” explains Robertson. Three years ago, a...

GET A JUMP ON ‘EM!

The state of Mississippi is covered with water. Powerful rivers flow through the landscape like veins, pumping sweet H2O from the Rockies and all parts in between to the Gulf. Lakes, sloughs, creeks, swamps, marshes, and farm ponds dot the countryside, and numerous...

THE SECRET LIFE OF MISSISSIPPI’S BEES

All winter, trucks rattled through our state carrying strange cargo: live bees. Each truck carried as many as 450 hives—and millions of bees. It’s a yearly migration for some of the world’s most prominent honey farms. Our honeybees may be hidden, tucked...

STEEL MAGNOLIAS

Mississippi women have proven themselves to be formidable creatures. Talented and sophisticated, they rise to the top with hard work and Southern charm. Mississippi has a history of producing artists, writers, musicians, and other creative people whose talents...

MY SOUTHERN LANGUAGE

For the last 17 years, I have fought in the English teacher crusade to battle ignorance and defend the spoken and written beauty of our language. Daily, I admonish high-school students to speak correctly to show the world that Mississippians are not ignorant people...