Hattiesburg Area Historical Society...preserving local history and heritage since 1970

Gallery: Museum Displays

Did you know that the Teddy Bear is the state toy of Mississippi? It was named for U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt after a hunting trip to the state in 1902. Children who visit the museum enjoy pressing our Teddy Bear's paw to hear his story.

Turner House
Photos and stories of historic homes and buildings are on file.
Early typewriter
Part of our early typewriter collection
Hattiesburg City Directories
Hattiesburg City Directories
'Talking' Teddy Bear
Our "talking" Teddy Bear
Listen  ►1:14

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Additional Collections: Hyland Museum Post cards Post office