Welcome to the
OKTIBBEHA COUNTY HERITAGE MUSEUM
Bridging the Generations
The Heritage Museum seeks to connect our history and culture to today’s children and adults in an interactive way. The museum plays a vital role in our community by linking our past with the present. There is something of interest for everyone. Children and adults can enjoy a time of discovery, adults can experience nostalgia, and children can learn and play in the Children’s Corner.
Where the Past Comes Alive
Established in 1976 to celebrate our nation’s 200th birthday, the Heritage Museum is housed in a renovated 1874 Mobile & Ohio railroad depot located at the corner of Russell and Fellowship Streets, in the heart of Starkville, Mississippi.
The museum offers a rich view of the history and culture of Starkville and Oktibbeha County through a permanent collection of artifacts that provide a window into our community’s bygone era.
We invite you to visit the museum for a closer look and a greater appreciation. Please remember to sign our guest register.
If you would like to join the Friends of the Museum (FOM), you can obtain a membership envelope at the museum, or you may download a membership form from the FOM page at this website.
The Heritage Museum is listed as an attraction on Trip Advisor. People who have no official connection with the museum are encouraged to write reviews. If you have visited the museum, please consider writing a review and posting it on tripadvisor.com. It is a free way to publicize the Heritage Museum, as many people check reviews on Trip Advisor before visiting attractions.
Brochures are available that showcase the museum’s updated exterior and its new exhibits. Find them at the museum and other locations around town.
Photograph albums for several of the museum’s past special events are available at the museum for perusal. Recent events include the Old Main program and the open house for the unveiling of the permanent exhibit that honors local Hall of Fame sports figures.
A $10 DVD of the Feb. 22, 2012 Needmore Community program is for sale at the museum.
Brother Rogers, of Starkville, has been visiting the sites of our state’s historical markers, and he has set up a website related to the markers. The website is http://www.mississippimarkers.com/starkville.html