JACKSON — The Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum will open on Saturday as part of the state’s Bicentennial Celebration and President Donald J. Trump will be present.

The White House confirmed on Tuesday that Trump will be making the trip at the invitation of Gov. Phil Bryant.

The interconnected museums were funded by the Legislature to the tune of $90 million. Another $19 million was raised through private donations for exhibits and endowments.

Despite the historic opening of the museums this weekend, many Democrats are calling for a boycott and protests because of Trump’s participation.

Expect traffic delays possibly along I-20 to the airport and Lakeland Drive to downtown which could impact the entire metro area on Saturday, officials said.

Ridgeland media executive Jim Prince served on the initial civil rights museum commission Gov. Haley R. Barbour appointed in 2006.

Prince, who has been recognized nationally for his participation in the call for justice in the 1964 civil rights murders in Neshoba County, said the civil rights museum will be a “profound reminder of how evil our human hearts are, yet how good can overcome evil when decent people do the right thing.”

Prince played his role as the owner of The Neshoba Democrat, one of Journal’s sister newspapers.

Publisher of the Journal for 25 years, Prince said, “Individuals from around the world will come, some to reconcile their own prejudices, as many of us have in repenting for our sins of racism individually and corporately.”

“With this museum, we are boldly commemorating the past with all of our complexites, acknowledging the present (of which President Trump is a part) and celebrating our future as one race, the human race, each endowed with our own inalienable rights,” he said.

The two museums will have interactive exhibits that will allow visitors to delve into the state’s 200-year history.

“These museums are telling the stories of Mississippi history in all of their complexity,” Katie Blount, director of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, said. “We are shying away from noting. Understanding where we are today is shaped in every way by where we have come from in our past.”

Former governors William F. Winter and Barbour will be guest speakers for the opening ceremony that begins at 11 a.m. Also scheduled to speak are Myrlie Evers, wife of the slain Civil Rights activist Medger Evers, civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis of Georgia and Gov. Bryant.

The state NAACP criticized Trump’s participation. “The Mississippi State Conference NAACP requests that Governor Bryant rescind his invitation to President Trump to attend the MS Civil Rights Museum until his national policy agenda is representative of the very values that the MS Civil Rights movement was founded upon,” Marquise Hunt, president of the NAACP Mississippi State Conference Youth and College Division, tweeted out this week.

Former state Democrat Party chair Rickey Cole tweeted, “Due to a major error in the guest list, the Cole family regretfully declines to attend the museum opening on Saturday.”