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JACKSON, Miss. – During the excitement of the winter holiday season, the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum will host the annual Homestead for the Holidays event. Held Thursday, December 10, and Friday, December 11, the Museum will be open from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. for this joy filled holiday event. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children, ages 3-17.

Enjoy a sampler breakfast for supper, story time with Mrs. Claus and get your picture made with Santa and Rudolph! Take a stroll through Small Town and see various agricultural demonstrations, visit the Fortenberry-Parkman Farmstead and experience Christmas during the early 1920s.

Carousel and train rides will be available as well as hands-on historic crafts and live music throughout the grounds. Make sure to write a letter to Santa on one of our limited-edition postcards, printed in the Small Town Print Shop, and stop by the General Store for an old fashion glass bottle drink and browse the wares and unique Mississippi-made products that make great gifts and stocking stuffers! In addition, the Museum will be “Packing the Wagon” and taking canned food donations at the door for the Mississippi Food Network.

We hope you will join us for this wonderful time of community and enjoy the warmth that an old-fashioned holiday celebration creates! Homestead for the Holidays is sponsored in part by the Mississippi Egg Marketing Board, the Mississippi Beef Council, Cal-Maine Foods Inc. and the Dairy Alliance.

The Museum, located at 1150 Lakeland Drive in Jackson, is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information, call 601-432-4500 or 1-800-844-8687, visit, or “Like” the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum on Facebook.


Sue Note:  (The museum is a great place to take the family!  All ages will love!” is an online news source covering Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.


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