Welcome to Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center

About Us

E.T.H.I.C. Museum

The Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center which is also known as the E.T.H.I.C. Museum was established in August of 2005 by Mayor Johnny B. Thomas. The Museum houses educational information about the past atrocities in hopes to make a brighter future and allow the healing to begin.  This museum is the first and only museum dedicated to Emmett Till.  

Emmett Louis Till was 14 years old at the time when he was brutally murdered.

The Send Off

This picture show's Emmett Till with his mother Mamie Till on the day he left Chicago to travel to Mississippi for the summer of 1955.

 This Museum isn't just an ordinary museum. It is a living museum. Which means that this museum is changing all the time as history changes.  This museum was also once a cotton gin that  was owned by J.W. Milam (one of Emmett's abductors). 

The Founder

Johnny B. Thomas

Johnny B. Thomas is not only the founder of the Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center (E.T.H.I.C. Museum), but he is also the Mayor of the Town of Glendora Mississippi and has been for the past three decades. He is also a native of Glendora, Ms. One day this man made his vision become a reality. He was the first African American elected to public office in this 1833 county, first as constable, and second as county supervisor. His newest accomplishment is becoming an author publishing his first book A Stone of Hope.

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Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center

33 Thomas Street, Glendora, Mississippi 38928, United States

(662) 375-7333



By Appointment


10:00 am – 5:00 pm


10:00 am – 5:00 pm


10:00 am – 5:00 pm


10:00 am – 5:00 pm


10:00 am – 4:00 pm