Order of Events for the Ceremonial Opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum Bicentennial Celebration

JACKSON – Below is the order of events for the ceremonial opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on Saturday, Dec. 9.

10:30 a.m. President Donald Trump tours Civil Rights Museum
10:47 a.m. Reuben Anderson introduces Governor Bryant
10:48 a.m. Governor Bryant introduces President Donald Trump

10:50 a.m. President Donald Trump delivers remarks inside the Two Museums Auditorium to Civil Rights veterans, museum patrons and elected officials

11:10 a.m. Public celebration to mark Mississippi’s Bicentennial and to ceremonially open the two museums begins with procession to outside stage

11:15 a.m. Chorale Prelude: Madison Central High School Brass Ensemble

11:18 a.m. Welcome by Reuben Anderson, Master of Ceremonies

11:22 a.m. Reuben Anderson introduces Governor Phil Bryant

11:23 a.m. Governor Phil Bryant

11:30 a.m. Reuben Anderson thanks Governor Phil Bryant and introduces Governor William Winter

11:32 a.m. Governor William Winter

11:36 a.m. Reuben Anderson thanks Governor William Winter and introduces Myrlie Evers

11:38 a.m. Myrlie Evers

11:48 p.m. Reuben Anderson thanks Myrlie Evers and introduces Katie Blount

11:50 p.m. Katie Blount speaks and introduces Governor Haley Barbour

11:52 p.m. Governor Haley Barbour

12:00 p.m. Katie Blount thanks Governor Haley Barbour and introduces Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves and Speaker Philip Gunn

12:03 p.m. Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves

12:06 p.m. Speaker of the House Philip Gunn

12:28 p.m. Anderson thanks Speaker Philip Gunn and introduces Kellogg Foundation President and CEO La June Tabron

12:30 p.m. Kellogg Foundation President and CEO La June Tabron

12:34 p.m. Anderson thanks Kellogg Foundation President and CEO La June Tabron and introduces Congressman Harper and Senator Wicker

12:36 p.m. Congressman Gregg Harper/Bicentennial Resolution
Senator Roger Wicker/Bicentennial Resolution

12:45 p.m. Anderson thanks Congressman Harper and Senator Wicker and gives instructions on next phase of ribbon-cutting

12:46 p.m. Musical performance by Bicentennial Choir with Cynthia Goodloe Palmer while stage participants and select audience members move to ribbon-cutting area.

12:54 p.m. Ribbon-cutting

12:58 p.m. Governors Bryant and Barbour hold two center doors open for Mrs. Evers and students to enter Museums.

Gov. Phil Bryant Press Release
12/8/17