Biloxi Wants Maritime Museum

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Postby Grover1 » Wed Mar 25, 2009 3:15 am

From The Sun-Herald
City Wants Seafood Museum Launched
By MARY PEREZ - meperez@sunherald.com

BILOXI — With designs in hand for a $32 million Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum and a $7 million budget, the Biloxi City Council today asked all parties to compromise and report back in two weeks.

The meeting is scheduled for April 7 at 10 a.m.

Museum Director Robin Krohn David said the 38,000-square-foot Seafood Museum was designed to be built in phases and include exhibit space, an atrium to display the restored Biloxi Lighthouse lens, a research library, meeting rooms, gift shop, restaurants and a 252-seat theater. Also in the plans are a hurricane experience where visitors will get an idea of the wind and water surge in Biloxi during Hurricane Katrina.

The city has about $6 million in combined funds from FEMA and insurance money to spend for the Seafood Museum, Katrina Museum and Mardi Gras Museum, said David Stahling, Biloxi’s director of administration
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