The Museum of the Mississippi Delta (formerly Cottonlandia Museum)

Welcome to The Museum of the Mississippi Delta. Since our museum is about so much more than cotton, our Board of Directors made the decision to change our name from 'Cottonlandia Museum' to 'The Museum of the Mississippi Delta'! Mississippi artwork combines with history - local, military, and agricultural - along with an immense collection of Native American artifacts to create a museum that has something for everyone to enjoy. This is where your discovery of the Delta begins.


The Museum of the Mississippi Delta, founded in 1969, is at the crossroads of Delta history and art. Our extensive collection includes artifacts related to agriculture, Native America, regional military history and one of the Delta's most extensive collections of regional art.

The Museum of the Mississippi Delta focuses on the five "A's": art, archaeology, agriculture, antiques and animals. The Museum has a large collection of Mississippi art work, made possible by the state-wide biannual Museum of the Mississippi Delta's Fine Arts Competition. Our archaeology collection, on loan from the L.B. Jones Trust, is immense, and includes the largest collection of Native American trade beads in the southern United States.

The Museum also boasts a room dedicated to the agricultural history of our region, and includes artifacts such as plows, fertilizer spreaders, mule hames, and blacksmith tools. Artifacts and furniture from Malmaison, the home of Greenwood Leflore, and numerous military history items are also highlights of the antique collection. A life-size, walk-through diorama of a Mississippi swamp (complete with sound effects), coupled with a hands-on natural science room are always favorites of younger visitors.

The Leflore County Military History exhibit focuses on the effect of various wars on Greenwood and its citizens and exhibits uniforms, veteran lists, victory posters, and artifacts from the wars and the homefront. There is a Civil War-era cannon and a model of the battle of nearby Fort Pemberton.

Leflore County's Historical Time Line: This exhibit looks at significant events in Greenwood and Leflore County's history through a time-line format, augmented with artifacts, photographs and documents from the Museum's collections.

Contact The Museum of the Mississippi Delta (formerly Cottonlandia Museum)

Cheryl Taylor Thornhill
Executive Director
1608 Highway 82 West
Greenwood, Mississippi  38930
Phone: (662) 453-0925


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