Discover the Rich History of Bemis with the Bemis History Society

September 11, 2023

Journey through time at the Bemis Historical Society monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 19, at 6:00 p.m. at the Bemis Mill Village Museum, a historic gem located at 2 North Missouri Street in Jackson.

This month's featured presenter, Sue Johnson Roark, will take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane with her presentation titled "Memories of the Bemis 50th Anniversary Year." A pivotal moment in Bemis history, the 50th-anniversary celebration in May 1950 will come to life through Mrs. Roark's personal recollections. With a remarkable connection to Bemis spanning 91 years, Mrs. Roark's childhood home was at 19 North Missouri Street; and she and her husband Joe raised their children right in the heart of Bemis.

The Bemis Cotton Mill, built in 1900, and the accompanying mill village town hold a unique place in the region's history. This journey promises to provide a deeper understanding of the roots and heritage of this charming community.

The Bemis Mill Village Museum, a centenarian itself, boasts handicap accessibility and a treasury of artifacts that tell the story of Bemis through the ages. You can also explore the museum's Company Store or visit online at for a sneak peek.

If you would like to become a member of the Bemis Historical Society, a gateway to preserving and celebrating this rich history, annual society membership dues are $25 and can be conveniently paid at the meeting or sent by mail to PO Box 9266, Jackson, TN 38314-9266.

For more information about this event or to inquire about membership, please visit the website. Come and join us on September 19th for an unforgettable evening of history, community, and cherished memories at the Bemis Mill Village Museum. Be part of the journey that keeps Bemis's remarkable legacy alive.

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