News and Information

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 oldfirehousewiggins@gmail.com.

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Third Annual Evening on the Hill

Join us tomorrow for the third annual Evening on the Hill. Pine Hill is all spruced up for Fall and waiting to welcome you for dinner, an Elvis Tribute by Charlie Raye, other entertainment, and a silent auction.

Charlie Raye
Charlie Raye
3rd Annual Evening on the Hill
3rd Annual Evening on the Hill

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!

Evening on the Hill Information

Model Train Celebration

All Aboard!

On Saturday, April 18, 2015, join the Old Firehouse Museum for our first Model Train Celebration Exhibit at The Historic Depot located at 115 Hatten Avenue in Wiggins! The exhibit will be open from 9am until 2pm. There will be model trains, mini train rides, demonstrations, storytelling and train activities.

Admission is free!

The public is invited to bring your Model Trains to exhibit to the Depot on Friday, April 17th from 4pm to 6pm or Saturday, April 18th from 8am to 9am.

Wiggins Depot
Wiggins Depot

“Calling All Dolls!”

The Ferris O’neal Senior Center was again the venue of the second annual Doll Show and Tea Party  sponsored by The Old Firehouse Museum on Saturday, March 7, 2015. More than 2015 guests enjoyed the exhibits and refreshments.

In 2014, the initial Doll Show and Tea Party was held in conjunction with a county-wide focus on the life and works of Emilee Blackmore Stapp and her sister Marie. The sisters lived on Friendship Farm in the “Dolls’ House”, named for their international collection of dolls. Their investment in Stone County and the lives of children was unlimited.

Members of the Stapp Family again attended this years’ event. These included Eileen Day Gipson who grew up on Friendship Farm and exhibited on of the dolls from the sisters’ collection, and Betty Hearon of Hattiesburg. Additionally, multiple generations of families enjoyed the afternoon together viewing the exhibits and enjoying tea and conversation.

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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.

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Planning Meeting – Spring 2015 Events

Join us Thursday, January 22nd, at 5:30 pm, for a kickoff meeting for the two special Spring events for the Old Firehouse Museum. The 2nd Annual Tea Party and Doll Show is planned for Saturday, March 7th and what we hope is the 1st Annual Train Exhibit is planned for Saturday, April 18th.

We need all interested citizens of Stone County to help with these events and would love to see everyone that can spend a small bit of your time helping your Museum. We will meet in the Board Room at the Wiggins City Hall at 5:30. Please come meet with us and see what you can do to help!