Burnsville Museum


Burnsville One-Room Colored School Museum
5 Fulton Street
Burnsville, MS.
Open by appointment
Closed most holidays
662-423-3500 or tishomingohistory@yahoo.com

The Burnsville One-Room Colored School was first utilized as a school classroom, and later it served as a sanctuary for the worship services of an African American congregation. The building was also later used as a polling place and people voted at the school house during the elections. It was used for this purpose until approximately 1985, when the polls were moved to the new community center in Burnsville. Mrs. Clara Hines McClusky was a teacher of the school for many years.

Tishomingo County Historical & Genealogical Society (TCHGS) became stewards of the building in 2011. In an effort to fully restore the building and make it accessible to the public, the Society moved the building to its new location on Front Street on land donated by First American National Bank. The Museum is open by appointment.

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