The DeSoto County Museum
Where history comes alive!
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Who We Are

The DeSoto County Museum is operated by the Historic DeSoto Foundation. The museum educates the public about the history of the DeSoto County area by preserving and interpreting historically significant photos, documents, and artifacts that represent the history of DeSoto county from the time of Hernando DeSoto's exploration in 1541 to modern times.


Our Diverse Exhibits

Have personal or group tours to see each new exhibit the museum has obtained.


History of Desoto County

There is a vast county history that we strive to showcase in each of our exhibits.


Your Local History

From volunteering to donating, there are multiple ways to support our county's museum.

United Way of the Mid-South

Franks Law Firm

Hernando Optimist Club

Twin Oaks Funeral Home

Walker, Brown and Brown, Attorneys

Representative Forrest Hamilton



Senator Chris Massey

Norwood Appraisal Service

Hernando Civic Garden Club

Hampton Inn Hernando, MS

Barry Bouchillion State Farm Insurance

Smith, Phillip

Fire Lizard Photography

Sacred Heart School

Pat Nelson MS House of Representatives

DeSoto County Economic Development Council

Smith, Phillips, Mitchell, Scott & Nowak, LLP

Harvey Lee District Supervisor

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