Oktibbeha Heritage Museum to host 'Chit Chat' series


Jan Swoope



Connecting a community to its history may be the primary mission of the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum, but a new Chit Chat series intends to connect community members to each other. On the third Wednesday of each month, the museum invites the public to hear speakers while enjoying coffee and fellowship. Programs begin at 10 a.m.


On Wednesday, Feb. 19, Mississippi State University Professor Emeritus Brent Funderburk opens the series with an art talk, "Stories from the Soul House," at the museum located at 206 Fellowship St.


Other scheduled programs include:



  • March 18 -- Linda Breazeale talks about Odd Fellows Cemetery connections to MSU.


  • April 15 -- Spring is in the air, and Twigs Nursery and Landscaping gives a gardening talk to welcome it.


  • May 20 -- Representatives from the MSU Libraries discuss "Look for Your Genealogy Roots."


  • June 17 -- Meet local deputies at "Donuts with Deputies."


    The Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum houses a permanent collection of artifacts that offer a view of the history and culture of Starkville and Oktibbeha County. It also hosts temporary, rotating exhibits. The museum is open from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and at other times by appointment; call 662-323-0211. Tours are encouraged and available by arrangement. Museum admission is free; donations are appreciated.


    For more information, visit oktibbehaheritagemuseum.com.



  • Jan Swoope is the Lifestyles Editor for The Commercial Dispatch.


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