The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum will host a series of speakers, events, and exhibitions between June 1st and November 30th 2019. Camille at 50 will tell the story of the destruction caused by the storm, as well as, the story of the rebirth and resilience of the Coast. MSIM will host an opening exhibition on Monday, June 3rd at 5:30 pm, the event will feature a second line with coast favorites Blackwater Brass, specialty drinks, snacks, and first view of the Camille at 50 exhibits. The exhibition will cost $10 for the general public and free for current members.
Exhibitions will include an immersive/ interactive exhibit on the third floor of the museum. This exhibit will feature photos of each city along the coast, an interactive story telling exhibit based on the AT&T phone banks that provided many with their only form of communication after the storm, and we will be featuring the documentary CAMILLE: THE ORIGINAL MONSTER STORM by Oxford, MS film maker Rex Jones. It will debut on August 16th at Premiere Cinema in Biloxi and then will be showing in our Hurricane Gallery for the duration of the exhibition. There will also be an exhibit of furniture built by Wade Guice who is the grandson of Wade and Julia Guice who each played a crucial role during Camille as the Directors of the Harrison County and Biloxi Civil Defense Departments.
Celebrate the New Year at the Oyster Ball Drop, December 31st from 8:30 p.m. til 12:30 a.m. Dancing, heavy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, party favors, and at midnight the big Oyster Ball will drop from the top of the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum. A factory whistle will blow to ring in the New Year at Pt. Cadet and there will be FIREWORKS! As you depart, donuts and coffee will be served.
Admission to the event in the museum is $75.00 per person (21 and over only). Dance the New Year in with Ruffwater, one of the Gulf Coast’s most fun dance bands! Call the Museum today to reserve your tickets 228 435-6320.
Everyone is invited to come out and sit on the front lawn and watch the Oyster Ball drop at midnight with the fireworks to follow.
Only 400 tickets will be sold~
The city of Biloxi traces its beginnings to the arrival of the French in 1699. The City takes great pride in letting visitors feast on its 300 year history. Truly a museum without walls, every inch of Biloxi contains elements of its proud heritage and none greater than the majesty of the White Wings.