Heritage Days celebrated at the museum

NEMiss.News Wash Days of the past


Saturday October 21, 2023, was a gorgeous fall day and perfect for the museum’s Heritage Days event. The annual three day event celebrates local history and gives everyone the chance to see “how it really was.”

NEMiss.News Barnes & Harris perform at Heritage Days

Barnes & Harris, from the Tammy Wynette Legacy Center performed.

Dozens of booths, tents, stalls, tables, etc. held artisans, crafters, volunteers and museum staff, who shared their skills and interest in things from our past. There was live music at Crossing on the Green Park stage, strolling musicians, BBQ sold from the historic Tackett’s BBQ hut, and plenty of spots to sit in the shade and just take it all in. There were old fashioned toys and games, including corn shelling contests, egg and spoon races, cross cut saw contest, etc.

Thursday and Friday were devoted to school students, Saturday was Family Day. As always, the event was free.

The Heritage Days event was supported by the Mississippi Arts Commission and Visit Mississippi as well as the museum’s wonderful Community Partners.




Pioneer Heritage Days at Union County Heritage Museum





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