Havana History & Heritage Society - Shade Tobacco & More

The mission of the Havana History & Heritage Society is to preserve and highlight the historical assets and events that have made the Havana area an exceptional community in which to live, have a business, and visit.

This mission will realized by:

• collecting, archiving, publishing, and displaying items – books, equipment, artifacts, videos, music, pictures representing the tobacco and other significant agricultural, religious, athletic, educational, and artistic influences;
• offering exhibits, presentations, events for citizens of the local and surrounding area to better appreciate the Havana area’s history and heritage; and
• engaging and energize members of the Havana and surrounding communities by encouraging visits to this area in order to further enhance the understanding of the Havana area as it was then, and all it has to offer now....

It is the goal of the Havana History & Heritage Society to educate visitors to our community about the history and heritage of the Havana area, and to increase appreciation for Havana’s current social and civic activities, volunteer groups, businesses, and resources.

Funding of this mission and goals is expected through the sale of books, pictures, art works, video & audio recordings about historical and current people & notable resources in the Havana area; and through grants and donated funding in order to support the necessary facilities, collections, displays and events as reflected in the mission statement.