Operated solely by volunteers, the Heritage Museum is owned by the City of Starkville. It receives operating funds from the City of Starkville and from the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors. Funding is augmented by contributions from the Friends of the Museum, from grants, and from visitors’ donations. Day-to-day operations are under the authority of a Board of Trustees, whose members are appointed by the city and the county. The museum trustees make the decisions involving the museum’s operation.
Museum Board of Trustees:
Kathy Bardwell Curto
Ray Slaughter (chair)
Joan Wilson, liaison between the two boards
Mary Lee Beal