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Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum unites past with present

After nine years, Biloxi's Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum is finally home. (Image source: WLOX News.) After nine years, Biloxi's Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum is finally home. (Image source: WLOX News.)
The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum in Biloxi proudly reflects on the present while preserving 300 years of the city's rich history on the water. (Image source: WLOX News.) The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum in Biloxi proudly reflects on the present while preserving 300 years of the city's rich history on the water. (Image source: WLOX News.)
The three story, 20,000 square foot building serves as a giant classroom boasting priceless treasures, tools, masts and vessels that shape our maritime history. (Image source: WLOX News.) The three story, 20,000 square foot building serves as a giant classroom boasting priceless treasures, tools, masts and vessels that shape our maritime history. (Image source: WLOX News.)
Some 700 visitors are expected inside the museum on Friday night for a very special sneak preview. (Image source: WLOX News.) Some 700 visitors are expected inside the museum on Friday night for a very special sneak preview. (Image source: WLOX News.)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum in Biloxi proudly reflects on the present while preserving 300 years of the city's rich history on the water. The three story, 20,000 square foot building serves as a giant classroom boasting priceless treasures, tools, masts and vessels that shape our maritime history.

After nine years, Biloxi's Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum is finally home.

"This is it. We've made it. We did it. I'm mean, we've been through so many ups and downs and so many battles trying to get here over the last nine years," said Museum Director Robin Krohn David. "It's just such a wonderful feeling to look from the outside in and see the boats in there and know we can tell our story again. We can teach our history and heritage. It's just a wonderful feeling."

Some 700 visitors are expected inside the museum on Friday night for a very special sneak preview. The public will get its chance to see all these displays this weekend. The museum will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and again from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

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