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Hickman County Heritage Days

posted Aug 21, 2015, 7:23 AM by Melissa Goodman
September 8-12, 2015 | Heritage Days, a week-long event spearheaded by the Hickman County Museum and Hickman County Historical and Genealogical Society, is a time for people to reflect on their local culture and to remember those communities and individuals who built a legacy worth preserving.

With a spectacular view of the Mississippi River and some of the most fertile hills, valleys, and woods in the upper South, Hickman County was ahead of the pack from the start. 

What came next could easily have been lost: the fluid and sometimes suspenseful tale of the people and places that made Hickman County unique. But through the efforts of a league of donors and volunteers the narrative of Hickman County’s heritage—the families, settlements, struggles and successes—remains largely intact.

All week: Please fly your flags to celebrate Hickman County’s heritage and those who made it possible.

Labor Day through October’s Civil War Days: Quilts/Historic items on Display downtown and at Columbus Park.

Tuesday September 8: School Day at the Historical Society and Museum; Tour the Historical Society and don’t miss the Hickman County Museum’s schoolroom. Some visits scheduled, all school personnel, all community invited this day or any day.(open hours tba)

Wednesday September 9: Court Square Day at the Museum and Historical Society. A special invitation to civic clubs and open hours for all, times to be announced.

Thursday September 10: Historical Society and Museum have no planned events except for open hours tba. Downtown businesses are encouraged to join in celebrating Heritage Days this day, any day, or all week.

Friday September 11: 3:30 pm Anniversary Cake Break at the Hickman County Museum. All invited to celebrate the museum’s 21 years in Hickman County and to check out progress on the Lamkin Doctor’s Office.

Friday September 11: Between activities have a look at oldfangled menus being served at downtown restaurants, Nicky’s, and Ruby Faye’s. 

Friday September 11: 7:30-9pm Old Time Hymn Sing at the Historic First Christian Church. Join friends from all denominations to sing the hymns of your childhood. Hosted by the museum, historical society, library, local officials, and Sarah Bowman. Doors open at 6:45.

Saturday September 12: 10am till noon. The Historical and Genealogical Society welcomes everyone to a ribbon-cutting of their new Reading Garden and to tour their extensive collection of historical and genealogical material.