Hickman County will celebrate Heritage Days from Tuesday September 3 to Saturday September 7th. The county, state, nation and world of 1919 will be the focus this year. A loosely organized series of events will celebrate the end of the War to End All Wars, the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote among other events.
Artist Elizabeth Jewell created the collage poster 1919 currently hanging in the Clinton post office. The collage depicts the major events of the year: marching soldiers, WW I African American infantrymen and suffragettes in their white dresses and protest signs.
"Courage calls to courage everywhere" was a suffragette banner. In 1919 and one hundred years later in 2019, it still fits the times.
The Fifth Annual Old Hymn Sing, a community music event featuring local musicians and congregational singing will be held Friday, September 6 at the First United Methodist Church. The doors open at 6:15 and singing starts at 7:00. All music predates 1950 and the emphasis is recreation of old time church singalongs. Admission is free but a love offering will benefit the Hickman County Senior Citizen Center.
The Columbus River Rats car show will be Saturday, September 7th at Columbus Belmont Park. Cars, trucks, rat rods and motorcycles will compete for prizes. The station wagon at left was a star at the 2017 show.
The Columbus School clock and bell will be on display at the car show. Refurbishing the clock has been the focus of the tiny village of Columbus for over a year. A crane brought it down last week. The bell rang class changes and school out for many years at the now vanished Columbus Elementary School.
Other events include get togethers and open houses at the Hickman County Museum and Hickman County Historical Society.
As event dates and times get finalized, they will be listed on this site.