MISSION The Industrial Heritage Museum at historic Soulé Steam Feed Works, promotes the heritage, labor, and innovation that influenced and shaped our country's rise as an industrial and manufacturing pioneer.
VISIONA museum's vision is a guiding image of success formed in terms of its contribution to society. A description in words expresses the institution's eventual destination. As a public institution, the Industrial Heritage Museum will:
Encourage a deep interest in the story of American industry by interpreting Soulé Steam Feed Works' and Meridian's industrial heritage within the context of our Nation's history; Actively develop a dynamic institution providing relevant, creative exhibitions and educational programs; Provide an enlightening, entertaining and fun experience in an environment where visitors of all ages feel like welcomed guests; Support lifelong learning and inspire new generations to chart their own paths of discovery; Serve as a complimentary resource to industrial and cultural sites, historical organizations and educational institutions; Preserve and interpret the historic Soulé Steam Feed Works site. DESIGNATIONS Soulé Steam Feed Works site has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1979 due to the historical significance of George W. Soulé, inventor. The site was designated a Mississippi Landmark in October 2003. Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum was designated the Official State Historical Industrial Museum in July 2004 by the Mississippi legislature.