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Tishomingo County, Mississippi
Old Tishomingo County Courthouse Museum
New teaching Museum opened
March: Women Born in 19th Century Mississippi
Pioneering the Future
This workshop profiles 22 Mississippi women of achievement born in the 1800's, and includes crafts, an educational packet, word finds, cross-word puzzles, coloring pages, a suffrage booklet and more.
April: Indian Influence in Mississippi
Focusing on the Chickasaws, Chief Iuka & Chief Tishomingo
Workshops are FREE but a $ 2 donation is recommended
Please Sign Up for Now by calling 662-423-3500
Featured workshops will change monthly. Workshops are available by appointment. We are able to provide a workshop on almost any topic pertaining to Mississippi history. We encourage participants of all ages to attend. Make the museum your next school field trip, bring your sunday school class, civic organization, homeschool co-op or association, or your family to the only teaching museum in the area. We guarantee you'll enjoy it and learn more than you ever thought possible about Mississippi.
The old Tishomingo County Courthouse is now home to Tishomingo County Archives & History Museum and also houses the Tishomingo County Historical & Genealogical Society. Cindy Nelson has been named Director of Operations. The Tishomingo County Archives and History Museum is a non-profit, volunteer run facility located at 203 East Quitman Street, Iuka, MS. Besides having a large permanent collection of historical records of Tishomingo County, people will readily see that the courthouse has a well-rounded inventory of artifacts appealing to everyone's interests.
The courthouse is open 95 during the week and from 10-2 on Saturday.
Admission is free, however, a donation of $ 2.00 is recommended.
The museum itself is wonderful, has a big courtroom that made me think of the courtroom in the John Wayne movies True Grit and Rooster Cogburn (it looks just like it). They have civil war memorabilia, Indian artifacts, medicine and medical bags from the 1800's, a homefront room, a genealogy dept., a sheriff's office, a bell pull with a working bell, a gift shop, one room church, school, general store and more.
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