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Celebrating South Mississippi history

By David Elliott – bio | email

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Few parts of America have the rich history found along the Mississippi Coast.

"The French is one period; Then there's the Spanish and English," said Edmond Boudreaux.

As Boudreaux spoke, you couldn't help but notice the his attire, a 17th century French Marine uniform. He and other costumed interrupters are part of the Mississippi Coast Historical and Genealogical Society's exhibit at the Biloxi Community Center this week.

Old photographs and a wide variety of artifacts tell the story of the various cultural groups that contributed to the history of the coast.

Many of the images on display are particularly important because Hurricane Katrina washed away so much history.

"Katrina may have destroyed structures and documents, but our history lives forever," Boudreaux said.

This is Mississippi Coast History Week and the public is invited to visit the Biloxi Community Center Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to step back and time and embrace our heritage. 

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