Biloxi fire museum reopens Saturday

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The newly repaired West End Hose Company #3 Museum and Fire Educational Center will reopen Saturday. The museum closed earlier this year while the city repaired damage caused by Hurricane Katrina.

The $80,00 in repairs where completed earlier with funds from in insurance and FEMA.

The museum is in a 1937 fire house at 1046 Howard Avenue. The exhibits feature many historic photographs as well as antique fire equipment that documents the 120-year history of the Biloxi Fire Department.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony begins at 2 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public. A reception in the museum will follow the ceremony.

The museum is operated by volunteers under the direction of a board of directors with assistance from the city's museums office.

The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays or by appointment. For more information, call (228) 435-6119 or by email

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