PRESERVING THE PAST

The Museum has more than 4,000 artifacts in its collection, including Judaica, household items, business records, photographs, letters, and other ephemera. We even have Fred Galanty’s prosthetic leg and a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe found hidden in the attic of a Mississippi Delta homeowner.

As with most museums, only a small part of our collection will be on exhibit at any time. The remainder is housed in climate-controlled storage, where it can be cataloged, conserved, and made available to researchers for study and to other museums for loans.

The Museum continues to grow its collection through donations of items but is selective in what it accepts. Physical space and the ability to properly conserve and store items limit what the Museum will accept into its collection. To find out more about what the Museum is looking to collect, click below to learn more.