Monthly Meetings

Bemis Historical Society meets the third Tuesday at 7:00 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 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
  • 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 will be at the Bemis United Methodist Church.)
  • December – No meeting

Programs in 2020

  • January – No meeting
  • February 18 – Kathy Haney Williams – City Directories and US Census Records in Bemis, TN
  • March 17 – Meeting cancelled
  • April 21 – Penny Stutzman – Bemis Book Club’s 90th Anniversary (Organized April 14, 1930)
  • May 19 – No meeting
  • June 16 – Robert Gaugh – Civil War Veterans in Bemis, TN
  • July 21 – Lucy Smith and Greg Hammond – Congo Street and Old West Bemis School
  • 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 – Christmas Memories in Bemis
  • December – No meeting