Tenn-Tom museum gets state funds

by

Published: November 3,2009

Tags: food, ports, state agency, transportation, travel, travel and leisure

COLUMBUS — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has awarded a grant to the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway Development Authority to establish a museum in its headquarters in Columbus.

The goal of the museum board is to raise $1 million between grants and outside contributions to complete the project. Construction is expected to begin within the next 60 days, according to Agnes Zaiontz, museum director.

The museum will highlight the uniqueness of the waterway with its lock and dam system and will eventually incorporate artifacts and information from rail and highway transportation. It will show the evolution of the Tenn-Tom region’s transportation system with emphasis on the waterway. Included will be historical items obtained from the Smithsonian Institute and from state and federal archives. The exhibits in the museum will change periodically to provide a continuing source of new information.

The museum will be located at 318 Seventh Street North in Columbus.

[RSS Feed] [del.icio.us]



To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.

POST A COMMENT

 

Twang & Tourism: The Country Music Trail

Our annual "Come See Us" magazine offers ideas for spots in Mississippi ranging from golf to culture to history to food. Click the photo for ideas, stories and access to the digital edition of this year's magazine.

FOLLOW THE MBJ ON TWITTER

Top Posts & Pages

%d bloggers like this: