About the Museum

To inspire, enlighten and enrich the lives of people everywhere by collecting, preserving and disseminating the contributions in art, history, culture and social influence of African-Americans.

A wide variety of family heirlooms and artifacts of African-American historic value comprise the collections of the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum. Of special importance is the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Room that contains a collection of personal memorabilia, awards and belongings of this courageous American figure.

The Local Genealogy Room contains documentation of genealogies of several Holly Springs African-American families and offers visitors the opportunity to access genealogy databases to do their own research.
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Featured Museum Programs

  • Exhibits
  • Community Programs
  • Membership Lectures
  • Children’s Programs
  • Multicultural Programs
  • Grandparent Programs
  • Family Programs
  • Dramatic Theater
  • Hands-On Room
  • Spires Bolling House Tours