International Museum of Muslim Cultures, Jackson

4.0
#12 of 14 in Museums in Jackson
As America’s first Islamic history and culture museum, IMMC is dedicated to educating the American public about Islamic history and culture, the contribution of Muslims to the global community, and the diversity of the Muslim community.

IMMC’s aim is to be a venue for presenting the diverse Islamic cultural histories and contributions, and serve as an educational resource for teaching global consciousness, historical literacy, and multicultural appreciation.

To accomplish this vision, IMMC seeks to continue its growth as a cultural tourism destination, serving the American community, Muslims and non-Muslims, as a research and educational center, and repository for Islamic objects having cultural, artistic, aesthetic, and historical significance. The Museum researches, collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets objects, stories, and history that promote the Museum’s mission. IMMC develops educational workshops, seminars, other programs for teachers and the general public, and curriculum for grades 6-12 and institutions of higher learning.

The Museum facilitates multi-cultural and interfaith dialogue to promote understanding; reduces religious, cultural, and racial bigotry; and advances Mississippi and America's religious and civic discussions to provide a better atmosphere for working together for the common good. IMMC illustrates to the American public the diversity of the Muslim community: past, present and future.
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  • The museum is small but beautifully done. It gives the history of Islam and of Islam in Mississippi- A recommended visit  more »
  • Great place to take family and spend time learning about another culture. Exhibits are always informative and well thought out to highlight a greater understanding and appreciation for the muslim cult...  more »
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  • Such a treat to find this museum, and in Mississippi of all places! Right now they are in the process of slowly moving to a new location. You can see an exhibit on manuscripts from Timbuktu that date back to the middle ages at one of the MS Museum of art complex buildings. The new location on Capitol Street is where the introductory exhibits are located. Both spaces are only a few short blocks from each other.
  • Excellent docents, well researched interpretation and attractive displays. A great museum to visit to learn history that isn't taught in school!

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