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Friends of the Museum

Organized in 2008, the Friends of the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum assists the museum in its mission:  preserving our community’s heritage and enhancing the collecting and interpreting of our history and culture. The Friends of the Museum hosts an annual event, Denim & Diamonds, to supplement funding for museum programs, projects, and celebrations.

The Friends of the Museum (FOM) is an IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is registered annually with the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office as a charity. Donations to FOM are tax deductible.

The Friends of the Museum

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  • Works closely with museum trustees

  • Works with the museum board on the Our Community Series

  • Hosts open houses and receptions

  • Hosts special programs and events

  • Supports special projects

  • Funds the museum’s website

  • Provides some museum docents (desk and tour volunteers)

  • Conducts membership drives

  • Purchases equipment and supplies as requested by the museum’s Board of Trustees

  • Funds the rain garden and green-roof pavilion from donations

  • Assists with exhibits

  • Provides leadership for the My Oktibbeha project

  • Develops and funds the museum’s brochure (available at the museum)

  • Funded the exterior rejuvenation project

  • Conducts fundraising.

Your Membership

  • Helps to preserve the heritage of the community

  • Enhances the museum's mission of collecting and interpreting local history and culture

All contributions are tax deductible. 

Checks may be made payable to:

Friends of the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum

Levels of Membership

  • Student                                $      15

  • Senior Citizen/Retiree        $     25

  • Individual                            $      30

  • Family                                  $     50

  • Bronze                                 $   100

  • Silver                                   $    250

  • Gold                                    $   500

  • Heritage                              $1,000

If you would like to become a member, please send your check to:

Friends of the Museum

206 Fellowship St.

Starkville, MS 39759

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