Posts Tagged ‘Museum’

Ohr’s descendants on hand for opening at museum

Biloxi — Two descendants of George Ohr attended the opening of the fifth building completed since Hurricane Katrina devastated the museum dedicated to the man once called “the mad potter of Biloxi.” “My mother was George Ohr’s granddaughter. I like to come to anything that showcases George,” Phyllis Allen of Jackson told The Mississippi Press. […] [...]

Service Specialist wins museum contract from Corps

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 […] [...]

Elvis museum showcases new, $4.3M expansion

TUPELO — The Elvis Presley Birthplace has opened up a $4.3 million expansion to the two-room house where “the king” was born, including a 75-seat outdoor amphitheater and a 120-seat theater with crushed purple velvet drapes and purple seats. “Elvis played here first” bragged the marquee over the new theater, which is part of a […] [...]

New river museum to host grand opening this month

VICKSBURG — The Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will hold the grand opening ceremony of the Lower Mississippi River Museum and Riverfront Interpretive Site (LMRM) Aug. 24 at 9 a.m. The LMRM is located in downtown Vicksburg at 910 Washington Street at the Washington and Jackson […] [...]

Officials hope Agri-Center generates revenue with new signage

TUPELO — Lee County wants to refurbish or replace the sign outside its Agri-Center with an LED screen capable of displaying ads it can sell to earn money. Officials tell the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the project could bring in about $92,000 a year for the cash-strapped facility in Verona. County administrator Sean Thompson says […] [...]

Former RR depot gets new life as transportation museum

VICKSBURG — The city of Vicksburg is celebrating the opening of the Old Depot Museum. It’s housed in the former Yazoo and Mississippi River Valley Railroad Depot. The grand opening was held yesterday. The museum in downtown Vicksburg features a huge collection of ship models and riverboat models. “We have an exhibit of tow boats […] [...]

Jefferson Davis descendant named director of Beauvoir

BILOXI — The great-great-grandson of Jefferson Davis is now the director of Beauvoir, the last home of the president of the Confederacy. The Sun Herald reports Bertram Hayes-Davis accepted the keys to the Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library Wednesday. Former acting director Richard Forte Sr. will continue as chairman of the combined boards of […] [...]

Supervisors back proposed center focused on history of cotton

CLEVELAND — The Bolivar County Board of Supervisors has endorsed a proposal for a new center dedicated to the history of cotton. The Bolivar Commercial reports officials with the nonprofit Khafre Inc. told supervisors the center would be located on U.S. 61 in Mound Bayou. Plans are to start work sometime within the next year. […] [...]

Elvis museum targets August for completion of expansion

TUPELO — The Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum in Tupelo is planning for an August completion of a $4.3 million expansion. The expansion includes a 120-seat theater where fans can watch films and live performances in a 120-seat theater and an outdoor amphitheater with seating for 75. Rock seats have been installed and will be […] [...]

Graceland celebrating 30 years as tourist destination

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a success. Nearly 18 million visitors later, the house where Elvis Presley once lived is a money-making business that’s helped transform the city of Memphis into a top destination for music lovers. But Presley’s ex-wife […] [...]

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