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How Stepping on a Shrimp Revolutionized an Industry. The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, Biloxi, MS

March 21, 2017

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Originally located in a Spanish-styled structure built in 1934 as part of a U. S. Coast Guard Station, the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum was established in 1986 to preserve and interpret the maritime history of the Gulf Coast and the seafood industry long-intertwined with Biloxi’s history. Then along came Hurricane Katrina’s 30-foot tidal surge in […]

Museums Aren’t Forever. The Jefferson Davis Presidential Home, Library and Museum – Revisited.

March 21, 2017

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“Museums are forever. At least that is what we’ve come to believe.” Thus began an interesting abstract by Steven Lubar, Lukas Rieppel, Ann Daly and Kathrinne Duffy entitled, Lost Museums, recently published on Museum History Journal’s Facebook page. (Yes, there IS more to Facebook than dog videos and pictures of cute kids.) The abstract points out […]

November, 2013. Breaux Bridge, LA. Gumbo Nation and a Backward Look at Natchez, MS

November 13, 2013

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Last weekend was the annual gumbo cook-off competition at Cajun Palms RV Resort in Breaux Bridge. We love the Cajun area of Louisiana. There’s a richness here – not a monetary richness, but a cultural richness that is hard to find anywhere else. It’s a place where culture is defined not so much by race, […]

April, 2013. Rags to Riches – Tunica, Mississippi

April 22, 2013

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The history of the Town of Tunica, Mississippi, is literally a rags-to-riches story. Once a poverty-stricken little burg nestled next to the Mississippi River, it existed in obscurity for much of its life. Then, after a disturbing little revelation in 1985, the residents of both the town and county in which it is located – […]

December, 2011. Biloxy, Mississippi – Jefferson Davis and Beauvoir

December 16, 2011

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When we visited Beauvoir in 2005 right after Hurricane Katrina, we were sure Jefferson Davis’ retirement home at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico was damaged beyond any hope of repair. After being smashed in the face with a 20-foot wall of water, its future did not look good – at least, not to […]