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Museums

Oktibbeha Heritage Museum

206 Fellowship St., (662) 323-0211

Housed in the historic Gulf Mobile and Ohio Railroad depot, the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum chronicles the history of Starkville and the county. Exhibits include Coca Cola memorabilia, a Civil War and Military display, early medical and dental instruments, and more. An outdoor garden demonstrates water conservation.

Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library and Museum

Mitchell Memorial Library, Mississippi State University campus, (662) 325-2259

The Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library and Museum attracts visitors from casual tourists to Pulitzer Prize-winning writers. The museum provides an engaging visitor experience with artifacts and interactive presentations which explore Grant’s military, political, and personal lives. The library and research center contain over 200,000 copies of correspondence representing every known letter to have been written by Grant, many original letters written by Grant, his associates, and his family, and over 10,000 books on Grant and the Civil War.

The Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana Gallery

The gallery presents one of the country’s largest and most comprehensive private collections of memorabilia on the life of Abraham Lincoln. Generously donated by noted collectors Frank and Virginia Williams of Rhode Island, the collection contains over 30,000 items, including nearly 100 original manuscripts. Rotating exhibits provide insight into Lincoln’s life, presidency, and America at the time.

Hours:*

Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (museum only)

Sunday: Closed

395 Hardy Road

Mississippi State, MS 39762

*For current information on holiday and other closings, or to schedule an appointment or group tour, please call 662-325-4552.

Templeton Music Museum

Mitchell Memorial Library, Mississippi State University campus, (662) 325-2259

Focusing on the sweeping changes that occurred in the music business in the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Charles H. Templeton, Sr., Music Museum houses more than 22,000 pieces of sheet music, recordings, and mechanical musical instruments from that period.

Dunn-Seiler Geology Museum

Hilbun Hall, Mississippi State University campus, (662) 325-3915

Rocks, fossils, a triceratops skull, and a sabertooth tiger head are among the exhibits in the Dunn-Seiler Geology Museum.

John Grisham Room

Mitchell Memorial Library, Mississippi State University campus, (662) 325-9350

Visitors to the John Grisham Room in the MSU Library can view materials and memorabilia on display to gain insight into this best-selling Mississippi author’s creative process.

Wade Clock Museum

Cullis Wade Depot, Mississippi State University campus, (662) 325-2330

The Cullis and Glady Wade Gallery and Clock Museum showcases a collection of more than 400 clocks and watches dating back as far as the 1700s. Most are of American manufacture, but some French and German pieces are included.

Mississippi Entomological Museum

Clay Lyle Entomology Building, Mississippi State University campus, (662) 325-2989

The third largest collection of insects in the southeastern United States, with 1 million specimens, is housed in the Mississippi Entomological Museum. Included is a collection of more than 40,000 images by noted entomological photographers Ross Hutchins and David Young.

Cobb Institute Museum of Archaeology

Cobb Institute of Archaeology, Mississippi State University campus, (662) 325-3826

The Lois Dowdle Cobb Museum of Archeaology displays artifacts from the Native American cultures of the southeastern United States and the civilizations of the ancient Middle East and Mediterranean region.

Historic Costumes and Textiles Collection

Moore Hall, Mississippi State University campus, (662) 325-2950

Costumes and related items dating from the mid-1800s to the current date are the focus of this unique collection.

BMW Motorcycle Museum

3400 Earles Fork Rd., Sturgis, MS; (662) 465-6444

Bench Mark Works motorcycles built before 1984 are on display at the BMW Motorcyle Museum in Sturgis, Mississippi, site of the annual Sturgis South Motorcycle Rally.