Yazoo Historical Society Annual Meeting 2017

The Yazoo Historical Society will be holding its annual meeting on Sunday, October 22 at 3:00 pm at the Triangle Cultural Center.

The Yazoo Historical Society is getting an award from the National Daughter of the American Revolution to be given by the local DAR chapter! The YHS will also be giving an award to the winner of the History Writing Contest held in the spring in association with the Yazoo Herald. The Yazoo Historical Society will be electing new officers and Board of Directors for the next 3 years. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

This is the time for current members to renew their membership and a great time for interested people to join! Financial contributions from members help to support the preservation of the local history in Yazoo County to include maintenance of the Sam Olden Historical Museum.

The Yazoo Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) private community-based not-for-profit organization.

If you cannot attend the meeting but would like to join or donate, please download the Dues and Donation Form and mail to the Yazoo Historical Society at PO Box 575, Yazoo City, MS 39194.

President – Sue Patterson

  1. Dear Sirs,
    I have a collection of old photos (late 1880’s) that I believe are Yazoo residents. May I post them for assistance with identification?

    • Thanks so much for your post, Christine! I am sure that there are many people who would be glad to see them and help. Give us a call at 662-746-1815 or 800-381-0662 and we will be glad to help you get in touch with the Yazoo Historical Society.

  2. I found an obituary for my ancestor dated 1897 Yazoo City- they mention she was to be buried in Yazoo City Cemetery which one would that be today?

    • Hello, Susan. Thank you so much for your message and I apologize for the delay in replying. That would most likely be Glenwood Cemetery which became the City cemetery in 1856. The Ricks Memorial Library in downtown Yazoo City has historical information about Glenwood Cemetery as well as a cemetery map. This would probably be helpful for locating your ancestor’s burial site. The City of Yazoo City’s website also has a directory that you can download and search for your ancestor’s name. That directory will tell you the section and plot location but does not include a map. We recommend Ricks Library for that stage of research. Give us an email or a call and I am happy to send you links and phone numbers for these resources. Thanks for posting. 🙂
      -Dawn, Yazoo County CVB

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