The 31st anniversary of the Union County Historical Society and Heritage Museum is being celebrated in 2022. First located in a former church sanctuary, the museum is now housed in a modern facility with six galleries, a library, a gift shop, The Inn and more. Exhibits in “Frenchman’s Bend”, an outdoor exhibit area, give the visitor interactive experiences and a feel for Mississippi’s rural culture with the William 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 public art plus an art house with a pottery studio and more. The Crossing on the Green Railroad Park adjacent to the BNSF rail line offers a Rail Viewing Deck and picnic area. Visit and bring the kids to watch the trains pass through town. The museum complex occupies two city blocks in New Albany one block from the birthplace of Nobel Prize winning writer William Faulkner where The Inn is located at the writer’s birth site. Visit the museum, the park and The Inn, stay a while.
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 arts, 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 in the arts, history and other cultural opportunities for students, adults and the general public.