This is the third museum I visited during my recent three-day trip across the Gulf Coast States. I kinda think it was my favorite museum of the trip. 😎
Besides eating lots of oysters on my trip across the Gulf Coast States, I happened onto one of the most interesting museums I visited on this on-the-road adventure. It was the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum in Biloxi Mississippi. I think that was the last stop on my three-day Gulf Coast tour. The museum was almost impossible to get to as all the roads leading to it were closed for repaving. Determined as I was, I eventually made it there and almost had the whole place to myself. The museum was literally destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. All of its contents were spread over several miles. Many have yet to be found.
As the literature says:
The museum exhibits hundreds of one-of-a-kind artifacts and an unrivaled collection of vintage photography.
I just didn’t know that this area was so focused on oysters. They take great pride being a primary part of the seafood industry. The museum is only open between 9:00am and 4:30pm but is well worth the visit. One of the unique things about this museum is that it celebrates the immigrants who came from all over the world looking for opportunities in the seafood business.
I liked the fact that the museum concentrated on the people who did the hard work and the tools they used.
I think the best way to give you an idea of what is in the museum is to show you captioned pictures of what I found interesting.
(Here is a gallery of the pictures. Click on any pictures to see a larger slideshow view)