The Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum offers a variety of permanent and rotating exhibits year-round, bringing an interactive look at the history of Oktibbeha County to patrons, young and old. Located in the renovated 1874 Mobile & Ohio railroad depot, the museum serves as a living reminder of days gone by. Our collection of antiques and artifacts offer a glimpse of life in Oktibbeha County through themed displays, treasured items and memorabilia from some of the county’s most memorable residents.
Our Permanent Collection
The museum’s permanent collection includes items that each originate in Oktibbeha County – or at least find a part of their stories embedded in the community. Visitors will enjoy eclectic displays showcasing medical practices of the early 2oth century, historic African American businesses, professional sports hall of fame inductees, musicians, air force pilots, train collectors, and more. Even the youngest historians will enjoy a visit to the museum’s children’s section to play make believe with a wooden car or dollhouse.
Throughout the year, the museum hosts a variety of rotating themed exhibits provided by local history enthusiasts, collectors and native sons. From hats and mardi gras masks to classic Little Golden Books and even a Mississippi native black bear, our temporary displays make each visit to the museum new.
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.