The Chickasaw County Historical Society in Houston, Mississippi, has announced the creation of an agricultural museum to celebrate the area's rich history of farming and the related industries, according to WTVA Houston.
Area residents have been pushing for a building like this due to the shortage of a collection of the region's history, especially concerning the agricultural background that many Mississippians are so proud of, reported the news source.
"We've constructed a barn and inside of it we're going to put some old horse and mule pulled equipment that's reflective of the agricultural history of Chickasaw County," Larry Davis, president of the Chickasaw County Historical Society, told WTVA. "Some of the equipment we have inside of here are a buggy, wagon, several planters, a John Deere disk, a plow, and things of that nature."
The museum contains used farm equipment and construction vehicles that have led to the cultivation and taming of the local lands, the news source reported.
Construction of the museum was a culmination of efforts that began in 1979, as residents of Chickasaw County have been celebrating the area's rich past for many years, according to the historical society website.