Join us Thursday, March 22, 2018, from 9AM to 4PM as we celebrate five great years at The Old Firehouse Museum. We look forward to seeing everyone there! Thank you so much for your support.
City of Wiggins and towns and communities of Stone County Mississippi
A Celebration of Trains – 2016
The Old Firehouse Museum will again host “A Celebration of Trains” during this Stone County Centennial year. “A Celebration of Trains” will be held Saturday, April 16, 2016, from 9 AM – 2 PM at the Historic Train Depot located on Hatten Avenue. A variety of model trains will be displayed. There will be train rides, demonstrations, storytelling, videos, and train activities for all ages. Our guests for the day will be train experts David Price and Jerry Lachaussee.
Exhibitors are invited to show their trains. Exhibits should bring their trains for display either Friday, April 15, 2016, from 4 PM – 6 PM or Saturday, April 16, 2016, from 8 AM – 9AM. Exhibits should remain in place until the event closes at 2 PM.
For more information, email the Museum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Third Annual Evening on the Hill
Save the date – October 10th! The Old Firehouse Museum is hosting the Third Annual “Evening on the Hill” from 5pm to 9pm. There will be lots of Music, Fun and Food!
Tickets are on sale for a delicious steak dinner from Serendipity!! There will also be a silent auction and a raffle during the evening with lots of great items. Dinner Tickets $20.00 each and are available at Serendipity and the Museum.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Calling All Dolls – 2nd Annual Doll Show March 7, 2015
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The Old Firehouse Museum is holding its 2nd Annual Doll Show and Tea Party on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Ferris O’Neal Senior Center, 1240 South Magnolia Drive, Wiggins. There is no admission fee and dolls are not judged.
This special Museum event for girls of all ages recognizes the contributions of the Stapp Sisters–Emilie and Marie–to Wiggins and Stone County. Young girls are welcome to bring their favorite doll and come to the Tea Party any time between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Anyone wanting to display dolls may bring them on Friday Afternoon, March 6, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., or Saturday morning from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Doll Show viewing is open to the public on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Old Firehouse Museum Celebrates “Evening of the Hill”
Join us October 5th for the Second Annual “Evening on the Hill” on historic Pine Hill in Wiggins.
There are some tickets left for the delicious steak dinner from Serendipity at $20.00 each. Serendipity has tickets for sale. Brick Street and Maddie J’s will be open also and have some food available also.
There will be Live Music and both a Live and a Silent Auction. Auction items will be available for viewing at 5:00, dinner starts at 5:30, Live auction with Timmy Garrison starts at 7:00.
This promises to be a beautiful evening. Please join us and support your Museum.
These are pictures of just a few of the items that are up for auction on Saturday at the event sponsored by the museum. These items will be sold at the auction on Pine Hill Saturday night. They include window of quilts, gift certificates for a load of gravel and a load of dirt from Roger White, a certificate for one night stay at Chateau Blessey in Biloxi, fleur- de-lis book ends, and miniature picture frames.
Fun Fact – Dairy Bowl
Historic Stone County Post Cards – John Sharp
Fun Fact: Cupid Missing in Stone County
From the Stone County Enterprise:
CUPID NEGLECTS STONE COUNTY DURING 1922
Stone County has the least number of marriages of any county in Mississippi. It comes in at the bottom of the state with only 72 marriages. Bolivar County led in the number of marriages with 1,100.
Fun Fact: Cucumber Growth Encouraged
From Stone County Enterprise, February 15, 1928 (An announcement)
We have examined and considered the America Pickle and Canning Company proposition to the farmers in the Wiggins Territory and give it our endorsement and support.
We urge every farmer in the Wiggins territory to put in some cucumbers for the factory
KENNEDY & COMPANY, KEW MERCANTILE, CO-OPERATIVE COMPANY, WIGGINS DRY GOODS CO., E.A. BOND GROCERY, JITNEY CAFE, BANK OF WIGGINS, BRELAND MERCANTILE CO., WIGGINS DRUG STORE, DUGGAN’S RESTAURANT, FARMER’S DRUG STORE, JOES THE TAYLOR, MARTIN BROTHERS, L.A. WALLER, JEWELER, E.R. SMITH HARDWARE, STONE CO. ENTERPRISE
Fun Fact: The Scarecrow Convention
Wiggins is in the midst of a “scarecrow event” called THE SCARECROW CONVENTION (This is also known as “Scarecrows on the Hill”. This event is now three years old and headed up by “The Pine Hill Ladies (Mary Webb, Nina Shaw, Ruth Ford, Norma Batson, Christa Tanner Seals, Carole, Edyth Baer, and Mike Cain.)
Many of the scarecrows reflect on Stone County history. Rosie, the Riveter, pictured below, represents women from our community who were real-life Rosie’s at the Pascagoula Ship yard during WWII.
The other photo is old Fine Engine #3, the icon of The Museum.