Mara M. Hartmann
First 95 individuals to arrive at museums receive free admission every day in May
JACKSON, Mississippi – Entergy Mississippi, Inc. celebrates 95 years of service to the state in 2018. To mark the occasion the company is giving a gift to visitors of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum and the Museum of Mississippi History. In conjunction with Entergy Corporation’s annual shareholder meeting in Jackson, the company announced a donation of $25,000 to the museums to cover admission for the first 95 attendees every day in May.
“Four years ago at Entergy’s last shareholder meeting in Jackson we announced a $1 million gift from Entergy stockholders to the State of Mississippi, which kicked off fundraising for the Two Mississippi Museums project,” said Haley Fisackerly, Entergy Mississippi president and CEO. “We were pleased and proud to be a part of preserving our state’s rich history then, and now that it’s a reality we want to share it with the world. This is our way of helping to do that.”
The museums opened in December 2017 in celebration of Mississippi’s statehood bicentennial.
“We congratulate Entergy on their 95 years in Mississippi, and we thank them for celebrating this special occasion by offering the public free admission to the Two Mississippi Museums,” said Katie Blount, Mississippi Department of Archives and History director. “We have had no stronger partner in building these museums than Haley Fisackerly and Entergy, who stepped up at the very beginning with a generous donation and continued to play a leadership role as we saw the project through.
“We’re proud of what we have accomplished together at the Two Mississippi Museums, and we’re grateful for all Entergy does for our state.”
Entergy Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is headquartered in New Orleans but counts Jackson as its operational headquarters. The city is home to two of the corporation’s largest divisions, Entergy Nuclear and Entergy Transmission Headquarters. These divisions and the Mississippi residents who work for them manage the company’s nationwide nuclear power plant fleet and multi-state transmission grid.
Entergy Mississippi, Inc. provides electricity to approximately 449,000 customers in 45 counties. Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including nearly 9,000 megawatts of nuclear power. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.9 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Entergy has annual revenues of approximately $11 billion and more than 13,000 employees.