The 25th anniversary of the Union County Historical Society and Heritage Museum is being celebrated in 2016. First located in a former church sanctuary, the museum is now housed in a modern facility with five galleries and a gift shop. Exhibits in "Frenchman's Bend", an outdoor exhibit area, give the visitor interactive experiences and a feel for Mississippi’s rural culture with the Faulkner Literary Garden, the Storyteller's Chair, Varner's Country Store, a caboose, an early 20th century doctor’s office, a black smith shop, a 1950s auto body shop, agricultural exhibits and great outdoor folk art. The museum complex occupies a city block in New Albany one block from the birthplace of Nobel Prize winning writer William Faulkner.
The Union County Historical Society and Heritage Museum is a non-profit organization whose mission shall be to enlighten, enrich, and educate the public in the social, political, cultural, economic and natural history of Union County, from the earliest times to the present, by collecting, researching, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting artifacts and materials as they relate to this county’s heritage.
The Union County Historical Society and Heritage Museum will provide a repository for artifacts as they relate to the history of Union County, and will provide educational and enrichment opportunities for students and the public.