Historic Bemis, Tennessee
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
A cotton mill town constructed in 1900
“Where Industry and Friendliness Blend Into Progress”
Located off Highway 45 South, Jackson, Tennessee 38301
Home of the Bemis Mill Village Museum
(formerly the Bemis Auditorium)
An Official Project of Save America’s Treasures
2 North Missouri Street, Jackson, Tennessee 38301
PO Box 9266, Jackson, TN 38314-9266
Please call to schedule a museum tour
or to ask questions about the museum.
731-499-2229 R. Gaugh
731-225-6938 K. Williams
BEMIS HERITAGE DAY 2022
Bemis Heritage Day will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at the Bemis Mill Village Museum which was built in 1921-1922 as the Bemis Auditorium. The centennial celebration will honor this beautiful building located at 2 North Missouri Street in Jackson, TN (formerly Bemis, TN) from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – Museum doors open – free admission
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Chat ‘N Chew display by Bobby McAlexander
“Archives R Us: Preserving Our Family Archives” by Rhonda Young
10:00 a.m. – Grand opening of new playground equipment at Stella Duncan Park of Bemis
(110 S. Missouri Street) by Jackson Mayor Scott Conger, Jackson Recreation & Parks
Department Director Tony Black, Amerigroup Tennessee President Chad Pendleton,
Madeline Mays, Psasha Taylor, Evan Swafford, and Kelly Shearin
10:30 a.m. in Bemis Mill Village Museum
Welcome and pledge to the USA flag by Bemis Historical Society Chairman Joel Jackson
The Star-Spangled Banner by Savannah Hinton
Bemis Heritage Day Proclamation by Jackson Mayor Scott Conger
Jackson-Madison Co Bicentennial by Bicentennial Committee Chair Elaine Christian
Portrayal of Ransom Hammond by his grandson, Greg M. Hammond
Portrayal of 1930 Bemis Book Club Founder by Judy Roach Dorris
Recognition of US veterans by Jackson-Madison Chapter, NSDAR, Regent Jan Bynum
Prayer by Robert Gaugh
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (or until sold out) on Museum’s front lawn
BBQ plate lunch with drink $10 – prepared by Gaylon Cooper
Homemade ice cream $3/cup with proceeds to Bemis Historical Society
by Will Kemp from R & J Feed Supply
Live music by Bemis Boogie Blues Band
Willi X Evans, Steve Patterson, Tony McCaslin, and Bobby Cleary
1:00 p.m. – Slideshow of Bemis Auditorium – Bemis Mill Village Museum by Joel Jackson
The City of Jackson Fire Department will display a large USA flag in front of the museum. Girl Scouts will host a display table to talk about their organization.
The splash pad will be open at the Bemis Mill Memorial Park at 7 A Street. Lawn games (washers and cornhole) will be available at the museum under the direction of Recreation Manager Bridgett Parham and the Jackson Recreation & Parks Department.
Like our Facebook page: The Bemis Museum.
Bemis Historical Society meets the third Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at the Bemis Mill Village Museum (February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October, November).
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2022-2024
Chairman, Joel Jackson
Vice Chairman, Kathy Haney Williams
Secretary, Robert Gaugh
Treasurer, Anita Roark
Annual dues are $25 for an individual or family membership.
Please continue to support the projects
of the Bemis Historical Society by forwarding dues to:
Bemis Historical Society
PO Box 9266
Jackson, TN 38314-9266
BEMIS MILL MEMORIAL PARK
Ribbon Cutting – May 18, 2019
BHS Chairman Joel Jackson & Councilwoman Vicky Mayo Foote
Bemis Mill Memorial Park – May 18, 2019
City of Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist & BHS Chairman Joel Jackson
Proclamation by City of Jackson, TN Mayor Jerry Gist
City of Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist – Ribbon Cutting
Ribbon Cutting by City of Jackson, TN Mayor Jerry Gist