9/12/2005

Historic Sites/Museums That Are Safe and Those Are Gone

Though the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum suffered flooding, all the wonderful creations by George Ohr and local artists are safe and will be sent to Mobile until the museum can clean out.

The Walter Anderson Museum in Ocean Springs miraculously escaped any water as did Shearwater Pottery and all of Anderson's murals are undamaged as are his wonderfully unique paintings.

The following is a list of museums and historic sites that are gone or heavily damaged:

Beauvior in Biloxi- The last home of Jefferson Davis is heavily damaged but most of the artifacts can either be restored or were not damaged

The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum in Biloxi was obliterated

J L Scott Marine Education Center in Biloxi was obliterated

The Dantzler House in Biloxi was obliterated

Moran's Art Studio is gone

Sarah Gillespie Gallery at William Carey College in Gulfport is standing but all the artwork is gone

Grass Lawn, an historic Antebellum house in Gulfport is gone

The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in Gulfport was undamaged

The Dusti Bongi Foundation in Biloxi escaped and all photos etc are safe

The Mardi Gras Museum in the Magnolia Hotel in Biloxi first floor was flooded but unfortunately all the exhibits had been moved to the Dantzler House and are gone

The Saenger Theater in Biloxi had water damage but can be restored

In Ocean Springs, the Ocean Springs Art House and the Mary O'Keefe Cultural Center appear to be ok

For more details, read the Sun Herald.

2 Comments:

Blogger Mark said...

Oy. Vay. All that history....

10:44 AM  
Blogger Esther said...

That is very, very sad.

10:06 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home