From the woodworker in northeast Mississippi to the potter in Ocean Springs to the metal worker who creates art from cotton machine parts in the Delta, people who create craft connect the distinctive Mississippi craft heritage to Mississippi communities and to the Mississippi landscape. The Mississippi Craft Center is the only museum in the region that tells the story of that connection.
We know a basket made from swamp cane rather than white oak is made by Choctaw Indians because they lived in areas where swamp cane thrived. Craft work in Mississippi, like our music, our art, our literature, and our history, is as much a part of what makes Mississippi distinctive as our natural resources.
The Center is open 7 days a week: 9 am – 5 pm Monday-Saturday and 12-5 pm on Sundays, with the exceptions of Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday.