Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center

Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center, Glendora: Hours, Address, Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center

Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center
4.5
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10:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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33 Thomas St, Glendora, MS 38928
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Carol G
Syracuse, NY3 contributions
turned off of RT 49 on Civil Rights Journey to see see Boyle Country Store, the beginning of that awful day of Emmett Till's murder. Decided to head over to museum to learn more and glad we did. Small place deep in the Delta operated by people dedicated to sharing the true stories of people living there now and before. There is so much that happened in the south that I never learned in school. Was glad to meet Mayor Johnny B Thomas who worked to open museum as his work to advocate for truth and justice is inspiring. Our week of traveling through the south has come to an end and I feel we only scratched the surface of learning about the struggles, resilience, and courage of African Americans.
Written April 24, 2022
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Aracely D
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Friends
Truly inspirational and eye opening experience. Mayor John Thomas speaks the truth in a humane manner that brings to light the story of Emmett Till. Mayor Thomas truly cares about speaking the truth and helping the town of Glandora heal. He’s kind, respectful, and thought of his town and the people. The center that he established does a great job of telling Emmett’s story while also adding the history of black Americans and racism in the U.S. I will most definitely be coming back. It’s an experience I will never forget.
Written March 22, 2022
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LGO
Texas18 contributions
Solo
A simple, low budget museum in a tiny town in the building that housed the cotton gin that was a key site in the murder of Emmett Till. Not fancy, low tech, and that's where it gets its effectiveness. Driving through the tiny town to get to the museum is part of the experience.
Written October 29, 2014
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Joy G
Owings Mills, MD63 contributions
Solo
I agree with ThomasK 1981: definitely a haunting experience and a story that needs to be told. I visited Glendora with a wonderful group called: "Partners in Development" (www.pidonline.org). We went to this largely forgotten town to support the engaging community in improving their lives. We had the privilege of visiting this museum. They do a superb job in providing vivid, visual artifacts; press clippings; testimonials; and related civil rights history within their small confines. The injustice enacted, not just to Emmett Till and his family, but to our entire country, through the acquittal of his murderers, must NEVER be repeated. As with the Holocaust, we must tell the story so that we may never forget, and it may never happen again. You may have to drive a little out of your way to see this... and I guarantee, once you do, it will be one of the stories you tell others upon your return home.
Written May 7, 2014
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DGraham2013
Clinton, MS14 contributions
Friends
I was over joyed to see that the memory and spirit of Emmett Till is remembered in the Mississippi Delta. I remember that he was a boy, brutalized and killed by an angry mob of white men over nothing. They were cowards and they were afraid to go alone. This is black history and they tell it in a way that older people can appreciate and younger people can glean from a history that happened. This was a surprise stop while on my trip but a pleasant experience that I will enjoy again. You owe it to yourself to see this exhibit.
Written September 8, 2013
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ThomasK1981
Brooklyn, NY11 contributions
Friends
Anyone fascinated about civil rights history should make this a must stop. If you're expecting the Smithsonian in Glendora, MS, then you may be disappointed. But I was shocked at how well they did creating a stirring and genuinely well crafted museum with little resources. This museum will provide a lot of insight to the uniformed, and for people well versed in the facts surrounding the Emmett Till case, this will provide a visceral experience that will long stay with you. Glendora, as it is today, does not require great imagination to imagine it as it was in 1955. And to stand in the same Cotton Gin that Till was murdered in 60 years ago, and walk through the events as they unfolded -- this is a powerful experience that should not be missed. And unlike the Smithsonian, you will likely have it all to yourself.
Written January 6, 2014
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Wombling_Free_7548
Bristol, UK1,657 contributions
Couples
This is a moving museum which is well worth a visit if you are in the vicinity. We thought it was shut, but someone quickly appeared to let us in. The story told by the museum is shocking, but needs to be remembered. The people running the museum were friendly and engaging.

Suggest also driving down to Money to see the Bryant Store - you can see the outside which is in a poor state of repair.
Written November 10, 2017
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glynnk2013
Florence, Mississippi, United States1 contribution
Solo
I have read a good bit on this (and other) civil rights era events, including Simeon's Story about the Emmett Till murder. And I would have to agree that this museum did not actually tell me anything I didn't already know, as one reviewer already said. But it certainly helped me to visualize, and put in context, that which I already knew. It is located in the very cotton gin from which the fan that was tied to Emmett Till's body was taken.

I found it nicely done. I do think they made a slight mistake in the name. I think they must have meant ":interpretive" rather than "intrepid."
Written September 17, 2013
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LuckyOne07
Milwaukee, WI15 contributions
The Emmett Till museum is a wonderfully informative Tour bearing testament to an event which was a catalyst for the for the modern civil rights movement. Although depressing and unsettling, this story is one that can not go untold. Our guide did a fabulous job providing insight to the myths and facts surrounding this horrific case while never failing to point out the the fact that even out of such evil, good can spring forth. I am looking forward to another visit in the future when they have their expansion project complete as well.
Written April 15, 2013
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Don Yates
2 contributions
History buffs should visit ETIC. Sort of like dont judge a book by its cover, dont let the outside distract you! The mayor of Glendora, Johnny Thomas is there to meet and greet visitors.
Written January 29, 2020
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  • Tue - Fri 10:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 PM - 2:00 PM