Lincoln County Historical and Genealogical Society

P. O. Box 150

Brookhaven, MS  39602





* Preserve our town and county history

* Preserve family histories

* Preserve historical artifacts

* Preserve historical sites, such as old family cemeteries & buildings

* Promote education




Lincoln County Historical &Genealogical

Museum & Jewish Heritage Museum

227 South Church St.

Brookhaven, MS 39601



Open Tuesday thru Friday 10AM till 2PM

No Admission Fee

Open for Groups by Appointment

601-833-8023 or 601-833-7665



History of B’Nai Sholom Temple


Built in 1896 by the local congregation of Reformed Jews, the temple

was used by the group until 1970. After that it was only used for special

occasions such as weddings. The women of the congregation sold

sweets to the people on the passenger trains stopping in

town and local citizens to raise the $150.00 to purchase

the land. The men then worked together to erect the building.

The de-consecration ceremony was held August 30, 2009 opening the

way for it to become the historical museum for Lincoln County.



Bonnie Cole Genealogy Section


For those of you who are genealogists, we have a growing collection of books, photographs,

and bound copies of the localnewspapers on loan from the Chancery Clerks office for your


If you would like to donate a family history, pictures or local history items, we will be glad to

add them to our collection.



For more information:  Contact the LCHGS