Rich Heritage  A Reason to Celebrate - A Depot for Summit!  Bright Future
Summit, Mississippi, was founded in 1856 by Col. William H. Garland, grand-nephew of the famed patriot Patrick Henry. However, there would have been no Summit had there been no decision to route a major north-south rail connector through the beautiful, hilly, piney forested lands of SW Mississippi. The Historical Society was formed to preserve the homes, buildings, memorabilia and stories of those early settlers. Now, more than ever before, it is critical that we work together to save those stories and artifacts, before they are lost forever. Last year we celebrated the opening of the Liberty-White Depot Museum, home of the Summit Historical Society and location for many of Summit's civic activities. Click on the link to our Photo Album to see extensive coverage of the Sesquicentennial, last year's Art Show, Santa's visit to Summit and more! Or visit our Programs and Projects pages to discover more about recent and upcoming activities. Preservation and restoration are the catchwords for the future of Summit, as members of the Historical Society joined with the Town's successful efforts to become a Certified Local Government, which included adoption of a preservation ordinance and establishment of a preservation commission. The buildings in Summit's downtown area are 100 years old, meriting such efforts; Summit has an incredible inventory of Reconstruction-era homes, ripe for restoration and preservation.


P.O. Box 177, 701 Calhoun Street
Summit, MS 39666

Tel.: 601-276-2412 
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Next Quarterly Meeting

Tuesdays at 5:15 p.m., Date & program to be posted
Liberty-White Depot Museum

Quarterly Meetings - Regular programs for 2015 are underway -- the schedule for the remainder of the year will include the Christmas Train Extravaganza, beginning in early December. Watch website for updates on Depot Project!


Membership Renewal
Annual Membership Dues are $25 per person;
2015 dues are due now
Order form for Summit History Book