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The Mississippi Maritime Museum’s phase one is now open after a ribbon cutting held Thursday, March 16.
Housed in the band hall of the old Pascagoula High School property, phase one involves an activity center to make maritime history and interactive experience for the whole family.
The goal of the museum is to tell the story of the state’s 300-year maritime history, preserving the past and educating future generations.
“This is not a Pascagoula museum,” said Mayor Jim Blevins “This isn’t a Jackson County museum. This isn’t even a Mississippi museum. This is a museum for all the ship builders across the nation.”
One unique aspect of the ribbon cutting was a christening of the museum, honoring the maritime roots.
The next phase of the museum is projected to be complete in 2020, and will include the actual museum housed in the old math and science building of the high school.