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Maritime And Seafood Museum Looking For Camille Mementos

Hurricane history will be a highlight of the expanded Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum in Biloxi. And those who have personal stories and photographs to share are invited to be a part of the new educational exhibit.

The new exhibit will be much larger, about three times the size of the current display. It will also include a computer kiosk that will allow visitors to see pictures and hear personal stories from hurricane survivors.

The museum director is confident the new hurricane exhibit will remain one of the museum's most popular.

"It's always interesting to our tourists," museum director Robin Krohn David said. "They're just so excited and eager to learn about a hurricane and about the picture of the destruction that they just can't believe how devastating a hurricane can be."

A new theater is part of the larger hurricane exhibit. More room will also allow more photographs. And that's where the museum needs help. They're looking for personal stories, pictures and memorabilia from coast hurricanes.

"Any artifacts," Krohn said. "We would like any information or pictures of any hurricanes they would be willing to loan us. We'd make copies of them. We would not keep any of their photographs."

Aerial photographs taken after Hurricane Camille will be a part of the expanded exhibit. The director of Project Impact in Harrison County says the enhanced pictures will give museum visitors an objective account of a hurricane's wrath.

"These images will show the devastation of the tidal surge, the wind damage and the water damage, especially along the beach front in Harrison county," Project Impact Director Richard Rose said."

Hurricane survivors who share their personal stories and pictures can also help the museum educate.

"It's the people that make the history. And we would like them to give us a call. Get in touch with us and we would love them to be a part of the museum," Krohn said.

If you'd like to contribute to the hurricane exhibit you can call the museum at 435-6320. The overall museum expansion will add another 8,000 square feet to this popular tourist attraction. The grand opening is set for late this year.

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