Service Specialist wins museum contract from Corps
by MBJ Staff
Published: August 20,2012
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VICKSBURG and RIDGELAND — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, has awarded a contract to Service Specialist of Ridgeland for the operation and maintenance of the Lower Mississippi River Museum and Riverfront Interpretive Site (LMRM).
The amount of the yearly contract is $305,000 and will provide staff, interpretive services, general maintenance and landscaping of the building, boat and grounds. The contract started Aug. 13 with option for a one-year extension.
The LMRM is located in downtown Vicksburg and features the retired Motor Vessel Mississippi IV and a flood model of the Mississippi River. The museum and motor vessel will educate and inform visitors about the lower Mississippi River and its relationship to Vicksburg and the lower Mississippi Delta region. There will administrative staff, tours and meeting rooms available.
A model of the Mississippi River on the west side of the museum building will interpret the stretch of the Mississippi River from Greenville to Vicksburg. It will illustrate how the Mississippi River, levees, and control structures interact while simulating a normal and flood flows. The model was designed and built by the Engineer Research Development Center of Vicksburg.
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