PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - Progress continues on plans to transform two old high school buildings in Pascagoula into a world class museum. The Mississippi Maritime Museum will be created in space which for decades housed the band hall and math and science building.
Gov. Phil Bryant is the keynote speaker at tonight's annual museum membership meeting, which begins at 5 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn.
The dream behind the museum is to highlight the community's rich history and heritage of ship building and related maritime services.
A capital campaign is about to get underway to raise the several million dollars needed for construction and completion.
The first phase of work will involve restoring the band hall building, which will include a maritime activities center, along with administrative office space and work areas for preparing museum displays and interactive exhibits.