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Chickasaw County Heritage Museum Update

Posted by R.H. Brown | August 07, 2012 / 04:10pm | Local News

(HOUSTON, Ms)(WCBI) Work on the Chickasaw County Heritage Museum is moving at a rapid pace.

Workers are constructing one of several new buildings on the site at Joe Brigance Park.

The work crew at the park looked as busy as bees Tuesday, as phase one of an initiative to put some rich history of the way life used to be, in one general location.

The museum project is sure to be well received by a younger generation of North Mississippians, unfamiliar with items from yesteryear.

"Oh they like it. Of course they haven't seen it, they wonder what it is. You have to explain what it is you know. And some things you can, some things you can't. No, some of them I don't. We got names on them, but.....," said Dicky Sisk, Museum Curator

Born in 1947, even Dicky Sisk was not around in the old agricultural society where this big rake was in use during the 18 hundreds.

"No I don't think so. Somebody says I'm old as dirt you know. But I don't think so. Ha, ha, ha," said Sisk.

Although everything is not finished at this museum, just a stroll through this ag barn in Houston, is like taking a step back in time when things were harder, but at the same time.....much simpler.

"To see how your ancestress did, how they had to work with equipment like that before modern times you know. You see how hard it was on them. Thats why they had big families I believe. Cause everybody had to work," said Sisk.

To make a donation of funds or old artifacts to the Chickasaw County Museum, visit larry_excel cmm@bellsouth.net.

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