Bemis Heritage Days May 18-19, 2018
The Bemis Historical Society will host its annual Bemis Heritage Days event on Friday and Saturday, May 18th – 19th. The event will be held in the Bemis Mill Village Museum building at 2 North Missouri Street in Jackson.
The Friday night event will be from 4-9PM and will feature music and a bar-b-que dinner. Festivities will kick off with an $8 a plate bar-b-que dinner at 5PM. Visitors can enter the historic museum building to view displays and enjoy a night of music. The musical part of the evening will feature the Stan Perkins Band starting at 7pm.
Saturday events run from 9AM-3PM. The museum opens at 9AM. At 10AM, the Jackson-Madison Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution invites everyone to attend a memorial observance at the Bemis Cemetery to honor United States veterans interred there. Directions to the cemetery: Pass West Bemis Baptist Church at 95 Butler Street to Bemis Cemetery Road, which ends at the cemetery. In case of rain, the observance will be held at the Bemis Mill Village Museum.
The newly dedicated Walter Brewer Bemis Community Center will be open to visitors from 10:30-11:30AM at 324 Second Street. This facility was built in 1916 and is thought to be the oldest and best preserved Rosenwald School in Tennessee, built for black children in the Bemis Community.
Bar-b-que plates will be available at the Bemis Mill Village Museum starting at 11AM. A host of storytellers will “spin Bemis yarns” starting at 1PM. There will be an informational meeting from 2:30-3PM for people who are interested in the work of the Bemis Historical Society and Historic Bemis itself.
There is no admission charge for this two day event, but donations are accepted. Bring your families, children and lawn chairs and enjoy the fun. For information, contact Joel Jackson at 731-424-0739.