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Heritage Days set for September 8 -12th

Editor's Note: more events have been added to this week's festivities - Mayor Phyllis Campbell invites visitors to stop by City Hall on S. Jefferson Street (behind the Hickman County Courthouse) on Thursday for refreshments. Hickman County Homemakers will be providing cookies downtown on Wednesday morning.

Hickman County has a history worth knowing about and celebrating. With a dramatic view of the Mississippi River and some of the most fertile hills, valleys, and woods in the upper South, this place was off and running from the beginning.

What came next...the fluid and sometimes suspenseful story of the individuals and communities of this county--could easily have been lost. But through the efforts of a league of volunteers, the narrative of Hickman County's heritage--the families, settlements, struggles and successes--remains largely intact.

Heritage Days, a week-long event spearheaded by the Hickman County Museum and Hickman County Historical and Genealogical Society, is a time for Hickman Countians to reflect on their local history and applaud those communities and individuals of Hickman County who helped establish a legacy worth remembering.

Tuesday September 8th to Saturday September 12th

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

Labor Day through October 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 museum's school room. 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. Rotary Club to visit Museum and Historical Society. Cookies on the Square provided by Hickman County Homemakers. Special hours/activities in the planning. Open hours for all.

Thursday September 10: Free popcorn at First Community Bank in Clinton. Quilts on display at Bank.

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 check out the menus at our local restaurants: Howell's Kountry Cafe, Nicky's, and Ruby Faye's.

Friday September 11: 6:30-7:30 Ice Cream Social at Historic First Christian Church sponsored by Clinton Bank. Come early to Old Time Hymn Sing and enjoy free ice cream and all the fixin's. Event moves indoors in case of rain.

Friday September 11: 7:30-9 p.m. 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, arts council, library, and Sarah Bowman. Doors open at 6:45.

Saturday September 12: 10:00 a.m. 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.


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