Monthly Meetings & Videos

Bemis Historical Society meets the third Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at Bemis Mill Village Museum located at 2 North Missouri Street in Jackson, TN.  Annual membership dues are $25 for individual and family memberships.

Programs in 2022

  • January – No meeting
  • February 15 – Kenneth Newman – Education – Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow
  • March 15 –
  • April 19 –
  • May 21 – Saturday – Bemis Heritage Day
  • June 21 –
  • July 19 –
  • August 16 –
  • September 20 –
  • October 18 –
  • November 15 –
  • December – No meeting

Programs in 2021

Programs in 2020

  • January – No meeting
  • February 18 – Kathy Haney Williams – City Directories and US Census Records in Bemis
  • March 17 – Meeting cancelled due to COVID-19
  • April 21 – Meeting cancelled due to COVID-19
  • May – Bemis Heritage Days cancelled due to COVID-19
  • June 16 – Robert Gaugh – Civil War Union Veteran in Bemis, TN
    https://youtu.be/uHaGqr2kD_U  Recorded by Mid-West TN Genealogical Society, 5/11/2021
  • July 21 – Lucy Smith and Greg Hammond – Congo Street and Old West Bemis School
    https://vimeo.com/501486924/7f0fba83e4
    Interview with Gracie Utley   https://youtu.be/rErvVHBKo1A  
    Interview with Harry Bell   https://youtu.be/omuEPBOPbvk
    Interview with James Hammond   https://youtu.be/VbB3MdVe6qg   
    Interview with Pearlie Gillispie   https://youtu.be/mgBcvAGh9GU
  • August 18 – Jackie Utley – How Tennessee Secured the Right for Women to Vote in August 1920 (100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment to US Constitution)
  • September 15 – Joel Jackson – Judson Moss Bemis’ Advice to His Grandchildren
  • October 20 – Rodger Holtin – American Pop Songs Inspired by the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927
  • November 17 – Thanksgiving and Christmas Memories in Bemis, TN
  • December – No meeting

Programs in 2019

  • January 15 – No meeting
  • February 19 – Bill Hollamon – Aerial Media’s videos of Bemis and the surrounding area
  • March 19 – Stan Pilant – Bemis Mill Memorial Park & Hwy 45 Bypass South
  • April 16 – Lorri Skelton – Interesting Information in the Madison County Archives
  • May 21 – No meeting due to Bemis Heritage Days on May 17-18
  • June 18 – Larry Hearn – Irish Town in Jackson, TN during the 1880s through 1960s
  • July 16 – Anna Wulfert Kirk – Wulfert Family and Their Struggles Surviving WWII and Coming to America
  • August 20 – Ricky Long – More Than Names on a Wall – The World War II Dead from Madison County, TN
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81ZT59Ke8XU&feature=youtu.be
  • September 17 – Gwen McReynolds – Dowsing for Unmarked Graves and Cleaning Tombstones    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDfDoNLMAM4  Recorded by Mid-West Tennessee Genealogical Society, 11/9/2021
  • October 15 – Kenneth Newman and Carolyn Malone – Before We Were Yours – Fact and Fiction Concerning Georgia Tann
  • November – Alice Holtin – Remembering World War II (This meeting was held at the Bemis United Methodist Church.)
  • December – No meeting