Hattiesburg Area
Historical Society



Preserving Local History and Heritage

Society Purpose

The Hattiesburg Area Historical Society (HAHS) was organized in 1970 to fill a void in the preservation of local history and heritage. The society was incorporated in 1971 as the first historical society in the area and the second society formed in the state of Mississippi.

Society Mission

  • To bring together people interested in regional history,
  • To promote better understanding of our American heritage and democratic way of life,
  • To discover, collect, and preserve any material which can help establish or illustrate the history of Forrest County and the surrounding area,
  • To disseminate and arouse interest in historical information,
  • To cooperate with other state historical societies and the state Department of Archives and History to make HAHS materials available to the public.

The Museum

The HAHS Museum is staffed by volunteers. The museum collection consists of materials donated by members and friends. New donations related to the area history and development are always welcome.

Special Note

Information concerning Society newsletters is available by clicking the Newsletter link. The HAHS Newsletter is mailed to all registered members. Please click the Membership link and join our Society.


Hattiesburg Cultural Center
home of the
Hattiesburg Area Historical Society Museum



Visit Us

Hattiesburg Cultural Center
723 Main Street
Historic Hattiesburg Downtown

Museum Hours
Monday - Tuesday - Thursday
2:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.
or by appointment

Contact Us

HAHS Museum
Post Office Box 1573
Hattiesburg MS 39403-1573

Contact Us


Book the Cultural Center for Events

Contact the City of Hattiesburg
601-545-4944 or 601-545-4581

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This site was last updated on July 26, 2018

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