Mission and Vision:
The mission of the Museum is to collect and preserve the history and heritage of Corinth and Northeast Mississippi, and to educate a diverse community of visitors and students through exhibits and programs in an engaging and enriching manner.
The vision of the Museum is to promote an understanding of our shared and distinctive pasts, serve a diverse group of historians, researchers, students and tourists, inspire a stronger sense of community, and promote civic pride.
The Northeast Municipal Museum has been an icon of local history for the Corinth and Alcorn County area ever since it was founded in 1979. The Museum’s first location was in the back of the Curlee House. Exhibits were mounted in vacant buildings throughout the downtown area, and natural history classes were offered. Several interesting fund raisers, the Chinese New Year Dinner and American Indian Pow Wows became trademark favorites for the community.
In 2007, the Northeast Municipal Museum became the Crossroads Museum and made the move to it's new home inside the historic Corinth Depot. Between six to eight thousand visitors view the Museum annually and its target audience is local citizens, school groups, tourists, and anyone else who expresses interest.
The museum offers many interesting collections ranging from Paleozoic fossils, American Civil War artifacts, to household objects. Not only does the Museum own a magnitude of items, but it also has on its premises a magnificent photograph collection and research library. A photo digitization project begin in June 2011. Once complete it will allow the public to view the Museum's photograph collection on the web site and on a touch screen computer inside the museum.
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