The article in the June 16 newspaper about the Collinsville Library indicates the Collinsville Historical Museum is a part of the Mississippi Library District. This needs clarification. Many people believe we are a part of the library, however, we are in no way connected to the library system.
We are a stand alone museum in our own building, operated by a wonderful group of dedicated volunteers. We do not have any paid workers. We do not get any kind of tax income. Our income solely comes from donations, memorials, and occasional fund raisers.
We are very proud of our museum and we are often told by visitors how nice the museum is. We invite everyone to come and visit the museum, as we often change the exhibits. Thank you.
Bob Stephens, vice president of the Board of Directors, Collinsville Historical Museum, Collinsville