Posts Tagged ‘museums’

Construction of Mississippi museums may be just few weeks away

by Ted Carter Published: September 13,2013

Tags: civil rights, cultural toursim, Mississippi, museums, Racism

The State of Mississippi is scheduled to select a general contractor Sept. 26 for phase one of a pair of museums whose construction is projected to run $80 million. The contract award — which could go as high as $40 million — is a prelude to an Oct. 24 groundbreaking for the long-awaited Mississippi Museum […] [...]

Corps reports museum nearing completion; opening set for July

by MBJ Staff Published: May 16,2012

Tags: boat, education, engineers, exhibits, federal agency, maritime, museums, river, river traffic, ship

VICKSBURG — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s construction of the Lower Mississippi River Museum and Riverfront Interpretive Center is nearing completion. The museum will consist of a two-story, 20,000-square-foot building attached to the Motor Vessel Mississippi. The building will include a reception area, orientation theater, interactive displays and exhibits and a classroom/activity […] [...]

Park grant funds consultant to help improve Natchez Pilgramage tours

NATCHEZ — A consultant will work with the owners of historic homes in Natchez to improve the local home tours. The Natchez National Historical Park has used a $23,000 grant to hire Mary Ruffin Hanbury to work on how the home tours can be better conducted. Park superintendent Kathleen Jenkins tells the Natchez Democrat Hanbury […] [...]

MDA reports tourism generated nearly $6B in expenditures in 2011

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Tourism in Mississippi generated expenditures of $5.97 billion from 20.8 million visitors in fiscal year 2011 (July 2010-July 2011), according to figures released by the Tourism division of the Mississippi Development Authority. During that same period, tourism contributed $438.4 million to the state’s tax coffers. These and other figures are available in […] [...]

Blues Archive gets memorabilia of Mayfield, Fulson

OXFORD — The memorabilia of two legendary bluesmen has found a home in the Blues Archive at the University of Mississippi, thanks to two patrons who generously donated the materials. Thousands of items once owned by singer-songwriters Percy Mayfield and Lowell Fulson were donated by Mick and Molli Kolassa to the archive housed in UM’s […] [...]

Owners of historic building plan multicultural center

by Associated Press Published: December 19,2011

Tags: cultural tourism, historic buildings, museums, tourism, tourists, visitors

VICKSBURG — The new owners of the Old Monte Carlo Building want to turn the 100-year-old building into a multicultural center. The Vicksburg Post reports Linda and James Fondren, the new owners, want to turn it into a museum where people can learn more about Vicksburg’s heritage. Plans to turn the building into an African-American […] [...]

City leaders approve funding for Ohr-O’Keefe museum

by Associated Press Published: October 7,2011

Tags: arts, cultural tourism, municipal government, museums, tourism, tourists, visitors

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council has voted 6-1 to support the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art. Mayor A.J. Holloway said after yesterday’s vote he would not veto the Ohr funding. The Sun Herald reports the council approved paying the minimum insurance on the city-owned buildings, covering half of the monthly utility bill up to $4,500 […] [...]

Councilmen to meet in special session over budget

by Associated Press Published: September 12,2011

Tags: budget, events, municipal government, museums, tourism, visitors

BILOXI — The Biloxi City Council will meet in special session tomorrow for another look at the budget and to decide on funding for Cruisin’ the Coast, the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum and the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art. The Sun Herald reports the city’s contribution to agencies still totals $1.8 million a year. Last […] [...]

Museum asks city to pay building expenses

by Associated Press Published: September 7,2011

Tags: arts, municipal government, museums, tourism, visitors

BILOXI — The fate of the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art for now rests with the Biloxi City Council. The Sun Herald reports museum representatives asked the city yesterday to pay the expenses of the museum buildings, which Biloxi owns and leases to the museum at no cost. The council unanimously voted to table the request. […] [...]

Mayor: No more taxpayer money for museum

by Associated Press Published: August 4,2011

Tags: art, arts, cultural heritage, cultural tourism, municipal government, museums, taxes, tourism

BILOXI — Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway is making it clear that he does not want to use tax dollars to support the Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art. Holloway discussed the issue yesterday morning at his annual “Breakfast with the Mayor.” As he discussed the city budget that he and the City Council are working on, […] [...]

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