801 Russell St.
Starkville, MS 39759
Phone: (662) 324-9595
Fax: (662) 324-1224
Arts & Museums
The Mann/East/Friday House connects the Court Street Historic District and the West Point Central City Historic District. The restored home now houses a museum with exhibits which include West Point history, a Howlin' Wolf room, and a Payne Field exhibit honoring the Clay County World War I pilot training base staffed by Curtis Friday.
The Wilhite Museum tells the story of early West Point transportation from the early Native Americans in the 1700's through today's space exploration. Featured exhibits include a 1927 Model T Ford car, the largest working model railroad in the south, and a recreated railroad ticket office, in the original building, complete with a working telegraph, railroad clocks, and period telephones. Open Thursday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This interesting museum contains artifacts and cultural history exhibits dating back to the Cretaceous and Pleistocene ages.
This center provides intereting classes, performances and exhibits representing the arts in Columbus. There is also a sales gallery for those interested in purchasing unique pieces.
The former residence of CSA General Stephen D. Lee, who gave the order to fire the first shot of the Civil War upon Fort Sumter, this restored Italianate home now serves as a museum and features Civil War collections and artifacts. It is listed on the National Register.
Considered to be a world-class gallery, unique exhibits from various artists throughout the South and students are housed in the Fine Arts Center.