Biloxi Seafood Museum to open August 1

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The construction work is in the final stage. By next week, campers will take over the bottom floor of the Biloxi Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum. And on August 1, the museum will open to the public.

Seafood industry board members pushed back the opening weekend, so they'd have a bit more time to set up displays inside the three story complex. They're confident that once they open their doors, their commitment to the "preservation of the past and the promise to the future" will be celebrated.

The original Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum on Point Cadet was torn apart by Hurricane Katrina. Board members spent the last nine years negotiating with FEMA, MEMA, and Biloxi to get authorization to rebuild their facility.

Copyright 2014 WLOX. All rights reserved.