The Amzie Moore House Museum and Interpretive Center is located at 614 South Chrisman Avenue, Cleveland, MS 38732. The restored home is the property of the Bolivar County Board of Supervisors. The interpretive museum housed with the home tells the story of Amzie Moore, one of Cleveland’s local civil rights activists and his involment with the Civil Rights Movement. The home is open by appointment only. Please contact the University Archivist, Emily Jones, to schedule an appointment.
Inning by Inning: A Life in Baseball features memorabilia related to DSU’s legendary baseball coach Dave “Boo” Ferriss. The museum’s regular hours coincide with the baseball schedule. The museum is open one hour before every home game and between double-headers. To schedule a tour of the museum please contact the University Archivist, Emily Jones.
The Mississippi Delta Chinese Heritage Museum is located on the third floor of the Capps Archives & Museum Building. The museum is free and open to the public, and its hours of operations coincide with the University’s published hours of operation. The museum shares history and stories of those who lived in the Mississippi Delta, including families from Arkansas, Louisiana, and Tennessee.
Grocery Stories was developed by the Delta State University Archives & Museums and funded through the Mississippi Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. In their own words, layered with their own images, this exhibit provides a glimpse into the lives lived within Mississippi Delta Chinese grocery stores.
In-House & Traveling Exhibitions, Supporting Programming
& Permanent Museum
Capps Archives and Museum In-House Designed Exhibits
- The Mississippi Delta Chinese: An Exhibit. 3rd floor of the Capps building
- Vietnam: Tour 365 11 November 2014 – 15 January 2015.
- This Delta: Photographs by Debra L. Ferguson. 24 August @ 2pm, Opening Reception 24 August – 5 September 2014
- Honoring Judge Allen Pepper. Kent Wyatt Hall, Leroy Morganti Atrium
- Winning the Race: A Brief Review of the Emmett Till Case. Bologna Performing Arts Center Hallway
- Freedom Rides: Journey for Change. 25 February – 14 April 2014
- The Mississippi Delta Chinese: An Exhibit. 3rd floor of the Capps building
- World War II: Mission VICTORY Fighting the Air War. 11 November – 24 January 2014. Opening Reception, 11 November @ Noon co-hosted by the Bolivar County Historical Society.
- Trials of the Earth exhibition. 7 April – 31 July 2013
- Opening Reception: Trials of the Earth. 7 April 2013, 2 – 4pm. Capps Archives & Museum Building, Main Gallery
- BluesLand by Easton Selby. 13 August – 8 November 2013. Opening Reception, 13 August @ 6pm co-hosted by the Bolivar County Historical Society
- OUT OF THE BLUE | Jane Robbins Kerr. 11 February – 22 March 2013. OPENING RECEPTION & LECTURE, 11 February @ 6pm Charles W. Capps, Jr. Archives & Museum Building, Delta State University, Cleveland, MS
- The Mississippi Delta Chinese: An Exhibit. 21 October @ 3pm, 3rd floor of the Capps building.
- Race to the White House: U.S. Presidential Campaign Memorabilia, 1789 – 2012. 29 October 2012 – 29 January 2013, Main Gallery.
- Lucy Somerville Howorth award honoring Fannie Lou Hamer. Special guest lecturer, Dr. Linda Reed. 23 September 2012 @ 2:30 pm The exhibit will run through 19 October 2012.
- Mississippi’s 10 Most Endangered Places. An exhibit developed by Mississippi Heritage Trust. 23 August – 30 September 2012. First floor Lobby.
- B.F. Smith: A Gentleman of the Delta & His Legacy. 17 April – 31 July 2012. Main Gallery.
- The Business of Cleveland: How Cleveland Grew. 27 February – 30 July 2012. Martin & Sue King Railroad Heritage Museum, Downtown Cleveland.
- Picturing America: Reflecting Mississippi and the Delta. Capps Archives’ and Museum building, 2/3/2012-03/30/2012.
- Opening Reception & Lecture by David Gelin, author of BBQ Joints: Stories and Secret Recipes from the Barbeque Belt.16 September @ 5:30 pm – Lucy Somerville Howorth Seminar Room, Capps Archives & Museum building.
- Lunch & Learn with Amy Evans Streeter 5 October – Lucy Somerville Howorth Seminar Room, Capps Archives & Museum building.
- The Politics of BBQ: Lecture presentation by Charles Westmoreland 13 October @ Noon – Lucy Somerville Howorth Seminar Room, Capps Archives & Museum building.
- Nature of the Delta: Photography of Patty Smith. 1 April – 31 May 2010. Charles W. Capps, Jr. Archives & Museum building, Main gallery.
- A Compassionate Eye: Photography by William Anderson 7 February – 30 April 2010
- Lunch & Learn Lecture – Dr. John Green. Views from the Grassroots: Disaster & Community Building on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. 19 January 2010 @ noon. Capps Archives & Museum Howorth Seminar Room
- Backyards & Beyond
Backyards & Beyond: Mississippians & Their Stories—The First Year After Katrina. 4 November 2009 – 31 January 2010. Archives & Museum Building, main gallery.
Backyards & Beyond: Mississippians & Their Stories. Guided Tour by HC Porter and Karole Sessums. 15 November 2009 at 2:30pm
- Student Voices: Civil Rights Demonstration at Delta State 1969, 18-31 October 2009.
- A Treasured Past: Exhibition honoring LePoint Cassibry Smith, 2009 Lucy Somerville Howorth Award Recipient, October 2009.
- Inspiring the Next Generation: Exceptional Women of Mississippi, Local Component, August – September 2009.
- Delta Hip Hop: An Exhibit, 25 February – 30 April 2009.
- Neglected Histories: The Importance of Preservation, 25 September – 19 December, 2008.
- Pictures from the Past: A Celebration of MS Delta Chinese History, 7 September – 7 November, 2008.
- Vintage Greetings from the Delta: A Display of Historic Cards & Post Cards, November 2007-Februrary 2008.
- Saluting our Veterans: Delta State Alumni & Faculty, Jobe Hall lobby case, November 2008 – present.
- Heroes of the Air: Model Fighter Planes on Loan from Les Fletcher, Jobe Hall lobby case, February 2008 – October 2008.
- Collectors Collections on Display. Opening Reception 18 March, 6:00 pm. 18 March – 30 May 2008.
- Delta Dinner Bus Tour
- Doe’s Eat Place 27 March 2008, 5:30 pm
- The Bourbon Mall 13 February 2008, 5:30 pm
- Cleveland’s Historic Neighborhood Exhibit, October-December 2007.
- Delta State’s School of Nursing: Past, Present & Future, April – June 2007.
- A Tribute to Frank Keating: Lucy Sommerville Howorth Award Winner, February – April 2007.
- In Their Own Words: Delta Black Farmers, February-March 2007.
- In Their Own Words: The Story of Delta Black Farmers. A Lunch & Learn Lecture. 29 March 2007 at 12:00 pm – Howorth Seminar Room.
- The Political and Social Context of the Bungalow Home, 1890-1990. A lecture by Dr. Martha Swain. 9 October at 6:00 pm. Howorth Seminar Room.
- Turkish Delights: A DSU Student Art Show. 23 September – 31 October 2007 Opening Reception 23 September 2007 at 2:00
- Everything New is Old Again. August 9, 2007 – October 31, 2007.
- History, Heritage & Culture: What Do They Mean to Us? A lecture by Dr. Jack Elliott. August 9, 2007 6:00 p.m.
- Delta Dinner Bus Tour
- City Grille – 20 October 2007 (following tour historic homes and places of Como, MS)
- Lillo’s – 25 September 2007
- Madidi – 18 September 2007
- How Joy – 20 February 2007 (Chinese New Year)
- Archives Teacup Tea. 22 April 2007 at 2:30 pm.
- Mississippi Delta Chinese. 11 January through 30 March 2007. Opening Reception 11 January 2007 at 6:00 pm
- Historic Delta Courthouses, September-November 2006.
- From What We Can See…: A Student Art Show, April-August 2006.
- Boogaloo: An Exhibit, March-April 2006.
- Cleveland Collects! January-March 2006.
- Toys! A Playful Delta History, November 2005-January 2006.
- Students, Soldiers & Veterans: Delta State During the War Years. 21 October 2006 – 31 December 2006
- Delta Dinner Bus Tour
- Blue Parrot – 10 October 2006, 5:30 pm (following tour of Greenwood Courthouse)
- Doe’s Eat Place – 24 October 2006, 5:30 pm (following tour of Greenville Courthouse)
- Shack-Up Inn
- Bourbon Mall – 23 March 2006, 6:00 pm
- Blue Levee Café – 9 March 2006, 6:00 pm
- Disaster Recovery Workshop. July 16, 2006 – Howarth Seminar Room
- Archives & Museum: White Glove Tea. 9 April 2006 at 2:30 pm – Capps Archives.
- Genealogy Workshop. April 4, 2006 at 9:30 am – Capps Archives, 3rd floor classroom.
- Emmett Till: An Exhibit, August-September 2005.
- A Tribute to Cleveland’s Veterans, November-December 2005.
- Compassion in Action: A History of the Social Work Department at Delta State, Spring 2005.
- Mississippi’s Ten Most Endangered Places. 27 August 27 – 7 September 2005
- The Delta Photo Road Show: A Save Our History Project. 12 May – 12 August 2005
- When They Were Strangers at Our Gates: Tracy Sugerman Illustrations & Photographs of Freedom Summer 1964. 20 January 2005 – 4 March 2005
- Lunch & Learn Lectures
- Jerry Ward – 10 February 2005
- Jessica Crawford “Prehistoric Indians in the Delta” – 6 October 2004
- African American Life Histories: The Oral & the Written. Capps Archives, Howorth Seminar Room.
- Kent Wyatt Hall Dedication Exhibition, Kent Wyatt Hall, 2004.
- Delta Food Traditions, September-November 2004.
- A Cabinet of Curiosities, July-August 2004.
- Delta State’s Men: A Presidential Exhibit, April 2004.
- Key Ingredients: America by Food. Smithsonian traveling exhibition. 20 November 2004 – 9 January 2005
- Delta Scenes Revisited: A Photographic Exhibit. 5 May – 30 June 2004
- Faces of Freedom Summer. 1 February – 31 March 2004
- Faces of Freedom Summer Accompanying Programs. Exhibit Opening 1 February 2004
- Film Screening: Ghosts of Mississippi and lecture lead by Dr. Luther Brown of the Delta Center for Culture and Learning. 5 February 2004, 7:00 pm
- Civil Rights Sights in the Delta: Bus Tour. Lead by Dr. Luther Brown and Dr. Henry Outlaw of the Delta Center for Culture and Learning. 7 February 2004, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
- Brown Bag Lecture featuring Mark Schneider, former Civil Rights Worker, with special introduction by Dr. Garry Jennings, Director of The Madison Center. 13 February 2004, 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
- Race Relations and Reconciliation in Mississippi. Brown Bag Lecture featuring Governor William Winter, with special introduction by Dr. Garry Jennings, Director of the Madison Center. 17 February 2004, 12:00 pm
- Film Screening: Emmett Till Documentary. Lecture lead by Dr. Luther Brown, Director of the Delta Center for Culture and Learning. 19 February 2004, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
- Film Screening: Eyes on the Prize. Lecture lead by Dr. Luther Brown, Director of the Delta Center for Culture and Learning. 26 February 2004, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
- Race Relations in the Delta.A lecture by Dr. Matthew Holden, Doherty Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia. 4 March 2004, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
- Presentation and Panel Discussion with Local Civil Rights Activists. 25 March 2004, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
- DSU hosts Dunlap Broadside: The Declaration of Independence. 14 February 2004 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
- Life in the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta, 1865 – 1900, DSU Archives’ Collection, 7 September 2003 – 19 December 2003
- Daily Lives: Peasant Art of China, March 2 – April 11, 2003
- Lucy Somerville Howorth Award Presentation, Exhibit honoring Mrs. Keith Dockery McLean,
Howorth Seminar Room, March 23 – May 2, 2003
- The Hooks Brothers Collection: A Portrait of 20th Century African-American Life in Memphis, Tennessee September 15 – December 13, 2002
- Brown Bag: Ed Frank, from the University of Memphis, Speaking on the City of Memphis in the 20th Century Thursday, October 10, at 12:15 p.m.
- Brown Bag: Peter Palmer, from the University of Mississippi, Speaking on The Memphis Fire and Police Strike of 1978, 7 November 2002 at 12:15 pm
- Brown Bag: Dr. David Beito, from the University of Alabama, Speaking on the Taborian Hospital in Mound Bayou.
- A Plant and Animal Survey of the Mississippi Delta: The National Youth Administration Project, 1936-1938. 9 September 2001 – 15 March 2002
- Produce For Victory: Posters on the American Home Front, 1941 – 1945, April 5th – May 18th, 2002
- Brown Bag: Hollywood Goes to War, Brian O’ Neil, film historian at the University of Southern Mississippi, will lecture on Hollywood’s role in the War effort. 8 April 2002 at 12:10 pm
- WWII Film Series
- We introduce our WWII Era Film Series, which will continue for the duration of the Produce for Victory Exhibit. Films and dates are listed below. All movies begin at 6:30 and will be shown in the Howorth Seminar Room at the Capps Building on a large screen.
- 9 April – Sergeant York, 1941. Starring Gary Cooper.
- 16 April – American Heroes of WWII: Tuskegee Fighter Pilots and Black Wartime Radio
- 23 April – Casablanca, 1942. Starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman
- 30 April – Since You Went Away, 1944. Starring Claudette Colbert, Shirley Temple & Lionel Barrymore.
- 7 May – D-Day to Berlin
- Brown Bag: German POWs in the Mississippi Delta, Howorth Seminar Room in the Capps Building. 7 May 2002
- “If It Ain’t Seasoned, It Ain’t Much of Anything” (2000) Lebanese Cooking in the Delta, Traveling Exhibit, MS Department of Archives and History.
- “Dear Miss Virginia. . .” (2000) Delta State Students in WWII, Capps Archives’ and Museums’ Building