Over the past 12 months, Entergy Mississippi, Inc. has celebrated its 90th birthday with a variety of activities and events. That celebration culminated Thursday, May 1 with a $1 million gift from Entergy stockholders to the State of Mississippi, the utility's customers and the communities it serves.

The money will be used for the two Mississippi museum project currently under construction. The Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will be two state-of-the-art, interactive facilities located on the Mississippi Department of Archives and History campus in downtown Jackson.

"Our company's history has been intertwined with the state's history for 90 years and our future will be as well," said Haley Fisackerly, Entergy Mississippi president and CEO.

The museums will open in 2017 in celebration of Mississippi's statehood bicentennial