Georges-damaged museum to reopen after 15 years
by Associated Press
Published: June 13,2013
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PASCAGOULA — The Scranton Museum will reopen the weekend of June 21, after being closed for 15 years.
The museum, set up on a shrimp boat, has been closed since Hurricane Georges hit in 1998, causing substantial damage to the vessel.
Ann Burgo, Pascagoula event specialist and Scranton Museum director who began running the museum in the early 1990s, had removed most of the artifacts from the boat and took them to storage prior to the hurricane to keep them safe.
Burgo tells The Sun Herald a $60,000 grant from the state Department of Marine Resources allowed the boat to be rebuilt recently. Among its exhibits are turn-of-the-century equipment, photos from the early 1900s, and even live fish and model sea life.
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