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 room.
Displays and exhibits inside the Motor Vessel Mississippi are scheduled to be completed approximately mid July 2012. The Engineering Research Development Center (ERDC) will construct a model of the Mississippi River that will interpret the stretch of the Mississippi River from Greenville to Vicksburg. The model will be located on the west side of the grounds of the museum building.
The museum will educate and inform visitors about the lower Mississippi River and its relationship to Vicksburg and the lower Mississippi Delta region.
The museum opening date is scheduled for Aug. 24.
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