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The Burns-Belfry Story

Burns Methodist Episcopal Church was organized by freed African Americans who settled in the area known as “Freedmen Town” after the Civil War. The current church building was erected in 1910 and played a major role in the lives of many African Americans until 1974...

Luncheon Attendees
By Darlene Copp
May 2014
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LUNCH ON THE GROUNDS

Attendees at the September 21, 2013 Burns-Belfry dedication were the first visitors to see the museum exhibit.
By Darlene Copp
March 2014
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VISIT THE BURNS-BELFY MUSEUM

By Darlene Copp
October 2013
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Burns-Belfry’s Two-Stage Exhibit

View the Burns-Belfry Museum Dedication Video

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OMS Students Learn African American History

OMS visit march 2014
Students checking out exhibit at Burns-Belfry Museum

On Tuesday, March 4, 2014, eight Oxford Middle School classes and their teachers walked to and from the Burns-Belfry Museum to learn some African American history. Volunteers Boyd Harris, Wanda Nelms, and Elsie Pugh greeted them and gave them an orientation to the museum. To plan a school outing, contact Darlene Copp at 513-9957 or via email dpcopp@hotmail.com.

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RENT THE BURNS-BELFRY FOR YOUR SPECIAL EVENT

Looking for a special place for your wedding reception, anniversary celebration, birthday party, or other special event? Or do you need space close to the Square to hold luncheons, offer seminars, or conduct business meetings?

The Burns-Belfry provides a unique, conducive space for meetings or events that is an easy walk to the Square and convenient to the University of Mississippi. A catering kitchen is included, and a parking lot is on the property. Nonprofits are given special rates. For details, call Gina Matthews, events coordinator, at 662/801-1427 or gina@oxfordms.net.

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