Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum Inc

  • Meridian, MS
  • soulelivesteam.com

Mission Statement

The mission of the Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum is to recognize the achievements and preserve the cultural heritage of the industrial age in Mississippi and to provide a sense of awareness and pride in that heritage through programs of active public involvement. Specifically, the Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum will collect, preserve, and display the artifacts, history, and folklore of the Soule' Steam Feed Works and illustrate its fundamental link to the lumber industry. By providing entertaining and educational information for the public, the museum will positively promote enthusiasm for history, engineering, science, and the industrial arts.

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Soule' Live Steam Festival
Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum attracts visitors from across the United States. Historic Soule' Steam Feed Works offers an accurate depiction of how workers created products during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The museum also illustrates the importance of steam as a means of operating machinery and on designated dates uses live steam to operate equipment.

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer

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Mr. Gregory W Hatcher

Keywords

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steam, museum, industrial, industry, preservation, preserve, factory, machine shop, foundry, art, education

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EIN

04-3725572

 Number

3575451774

Physical Address

402 14th St

Meridian, MS 39301

Also Known As

Soule' Live Steam Festival

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Science & Technology Museum (A57)

History Museums (A54)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

We are currently in the planning stages of the project. We give tours by appointment and also host the Soule' Live Steam Festival at the site.

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Program 2

Soule' Live Steam Festival

Soule' Live Steam Festival offers students and the general public the chance to view the factory in operation. Steam engines operate on real steam, showing visitors how this valuable technology pushed our econony and improved our way of life.

Category

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

National

The Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum attracts visitors from across the United States. Historic Soule' Steam Feed Works offers an accurate depiction of how workers created products during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The museum also illustrates the importance of steam as a means of operating machinery and on designated dates uses live steam to operate equipment.

Funding Needs

The development of the Soule' Steam Feed Works site as the Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum continues with support of local individuals, private foundation grants and government agency grants. This museum, along with the Jimmie Rogers Museum and Meridian Railroad Museum also under development, will create a destination for visitors in east Mississippi that will offer three seperate venues within one block.

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Mississippi Industral Heritage Museum, Inc.
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Principal Officer

Mr. Gregory W Hatcher

BIO

Vice President of The Hatcher Group, Inc., a public relations/marketing/development consulting firm. Client list includes: Peavey Electronics, Rexel USA, MUNA Federal Credit Union, Mississippi State University, Lauderdale County Habitat of Humanity, and other organizations.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

James L McRae

Retired

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