2405 S. Frontage Rd.
Meridian, MS 39301
Phone: (601) 693-9393
Fax: (601) 693-9393x100
Arts & Museums
Originally built in the late 1800s, the Meridian Museum of Art first moved into the building it now calls home in 1970, when the Carnegie Library that resided here was moved to another location. The museum hosts over 30 exhibitions every year, drawing from a permanent collection that is composed of 18th- and 19th-century portraits, photographs and sculptures, as well as pieces borrowed from other collections and traveling exhibits. Apart from stellar art exhibitions, the museum also hosts a variety of classes, events and community projects. While relatively demure in stature, the Meridian Museum of Art is considered by many to be one of the most coveted public museums in the region.
This unique museum contains numerous displays and artifacts relating to Rodgers including the original guitar he used while singing "The Singing Brakeman." A variety of railroad equipment from the steam-engine era is also on display at this museum. The Jimme Rodgers Festival is held each year in May. Open Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 4:00.
Pictorial exhibit commemorates the Key Brothers, who set a world endurance flight record in 1935. Aviation exhibits.