Mr. Olen “Andy” Anderson, President, USS Ticonderoga Veterans Association visits us from Arkansas! Andy drove down to Pascagoula from Arkansas to check out our TICO CG-47 displays.
ANDY is a fantastic mariner and dedicated to his commitment to TICO veterans!
New Exhibit added to MSMC
Thank you, Gerald Goff of Wade, MS for meticulously hand crafting a dug out Canoe from a locally grown cypress tree and donating your craftsmanship to our exhibit collection!! It replicates perfectly the dugout used by Native Americans and early settlers hundreds of years ago! We are beyond impressed and grateful for its significance!
“Our maritime education center has EXTENDED our GENSEA maritime workforce training partnership through the Spring of 2024! We are excited to continue hosting Mississippi’s own GENSEA students!!”
GenSea is a STEM workforce development program run by USM’s Center for STEM Education
GenSea combats brain drain in Mississippi by introducing kids to the vast array of opportunities available here on the Coast through field trips, teacher professional development, and high school internships. Stay tuned for more maritime ingenuity!
University of Southern Mississippi, GENSEA young adult “shipbuilding” class.
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Join our Volunteer Family!
Are you looking to give back to the community?
Learn more about the maritime world? Meet new friends? Then The Mississippi Shipbuilding and Maritime Center is the place for you! MSMC offers exciting volunteer opportunities for many diverse skill sets. Start volunteering at MSMC today!
Training is provided and no prior knowledge is required. Schedules are flexible, though we do recommend that volunteers spend at least four hours a month at the museum.
Mississippi Shipbuilding & Maritime Center
gets great coverage from WLOX!
Maritime Center Displays
Are Now Open!
Our maritime team has transformed our Activity Center and 3,000 Sq Ft of open space into a wooden boat, maritime design, interpretive approach. Our exhibit displays will provide transformative experiences for visitors –
Summer Camp ‑Shipbuilding!
“2 for 1! While visiting your new maritime center,
also check out the Magnolia Pier directly across the street!
Maritime Community Party! Float Your Boat!
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Our commitment to our community’s GO BLUE maritime workforce continues!
We hosted NOAA’s hiring event last Thursday in our conference room to huge success. We had double the foot traffic of the Gulfport event two days prior! Seven candidates were hired on the spot, with several more candidates beginning the process of being hired at the event.
The National Park Service (NPS) has announced the designation of 18 new communities across the United States as American World War II Heritage Cities with one Mississippi city making the list.
Pascagoula has been honored for its role in assisting the U.S. during World War II. The Coastal Mississippi city was known for its defense production for wartime efforts — specifically ocean-going barges that were manufactured by Ingalls Shipbuilding.
Do you possess a maritime item or trinket sitting in an obscure place like your attic or garage? Our exhibit displays need some local POP!
We would love your donation or loan to showcase our community’s passion for maritime history! Our Mississippi Shipbuilding and Maritime Center (formerly Mississippi Maritime Museum) is preparing many Jackson County, MS maritime shipbuilding and historical displays. Our first phase of exhibits grand opening is just around the corner! Please consider donating or loaning us your special possession.