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Historic Bemis, Tennessee

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
(December 1991)

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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.
731-424-0739   J. Jackson
731-225-6938   K. Williams
731-499-2229   R. Gaugh

Bemis Mill Village Museum
Photo by Bill Hollamon
2019

Bemis Historic Signs
Bemis Historic Signs

 

BEMIS HERITAGE DAY 2024
Saturday, May 18, 2024
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

BEMIS HERITAGE DAY 2023
Bemis Heritage Day was celebrated on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at the Bemis Mill Village Museum which was built in 1921-1922 as the Bemis Auditorium located at 2 North Missouri Street in Jackson, TN. Museum doors opened at 10:00 a.m. with free admission. Friends enjoyed visiting and enjoyed a barbecue plate for $10 (including soft drink) under the tent on the front lawn from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Bobby McAlexander displayed his ceramic replica of the 1958-1972 Chat ‘N Chew including figures of friends. The Bemis Boogie Blues Band with Clint Blackwell, Tony McCaslin, and Bobby Cleary entertained with live music. Jackson-Madison Chapter, NSDAR, and Pinson Mounds Society, N.S.C.A.R., distributed patches to our US veterans on Armed Forces Day. Tommy Dean shared memories of the good old days with Bemis youth baseball. Bemis Historical Society enjoyed sharing their Bemis heritage.

BEMIS HERITAGE DAY 2022
Bemis Heritage Day was held on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at the Bemis Mill Village Museum which was built in 1921-1922 as the Bemis Auditorium.  We celebrated the centennial anniversary of this beautiful building located at 2 North Missouri Street in Jackson, TN (formerly Bemis, TN) and the bicentennial anniversary of Jackson and Madison County.

Bemis Heritage Day 2022 – Photographer Bill Hollamon

SOCIAL MEDIA
Like our Facebook page:  The Bemis Museum.
https://www.facebook.com/The-Bemis-Museum-149237151757283/


MONTHLY MEETINGS
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 2024-2026
Chairman, Joel Jackson
Vice Chairman, David Mayo
Secretary, Robert Gaugh
Treasurer, Anita Roark


MEMBERSHIP DUES
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

The Cat-in-the-Bag logo is the registered property of Bemis Company, Inc. and is used with permission.  Bemis Historical Society is not directly affiliated with Bemis Company, Inc.