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Another $4M in donations sought for Mississippi museums

Companies and other private donors have given $13 million to help pay for two Mississippi history museums that are set to open in 2017. Now, Entergy Mississippi president and CEO Haley Fisackerly says another $4 million is sought to reach a private fundraising goal.

Fisackerly announced the financial push Thursday to hundreds of business people at a meeting sponsored by Mississippi Economic Council, the state chamber of commerce.

"These two museums will highlight not just a Mississippi story, but an American story," Fisackerly said.

The Legislature has already committed $74 million of state money to the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil...