Maritime Center Activity
Check out our latest wooden boat acquisitions!
The boats will be on display when our exhibits open later this year!!!
Buddy O’Brien, son of local favorite wooden shipbuilder Francis O’Brien, donated this 15 foot wooden boat original! This is the last wooden boat his father built. 1993 launching. Buddy is so passionate about our mission to preserve and promote Mississippi’s Shipbuilding heritage, he drove this boat all the way in from Texas!
Thanks to Jerold Vaughn Goff of Wade, MS our community will enjoy learning what it takes to build a dugout canoe. This dugout canoe, built in 1884 is a 19 foot Cypress tree hewed out by ancestor Edmond Goff for use in and around the now infamous Pascagoula river country.
Our Maritime Activity Center hosts
Summer Camp Programming 2022
June 28, 2022 — Our Guest Speaker event is a huge success!
The Mississippi Humanities Association in partnership with the Mississippi Maritime Museum and Activity Center announces a speaking engagement with Associate Prof Christian Pinnen. Professor Pinnen will discuss race and slavery within our Mississippi borders.
This event is part of the Mississippi Maritime Museum’s commitment to all culture diversities. Kyle Williams, education programming manager, has asked us to support and attend this event if your calendar permits.
Mr. Pinnen’s book will be available for purchase.
JUNE 28, 2022
6:30pm — 7:30pm
Mississippi Activity Center
609 Dupont Avenue, Pascagoula
Join us for a special presentation by guest speaker,
Christian Pinnen, author of Complexion of Empire
in Natchez. Learn how ideas about race influenced the
governance of plantation colonies with Natchez at the focal
point. Enjoy complimentary wine and soft drinks.
Call 228–202-1518 for more information.
Three Events Coming in May 2022!
NOAA Ship “OKEONOS Explorer” (home port Newport, RI) is docked in Pascagoula for ship repair work.
The entire Okeonos Explorer crew is here at our Activity Center for the entire week. The crew is using our facilities for important NOAA training.
National Rosie the Riveter and Vera Anderson SHIPBUILDERS Day CELEBRATION March 21, 2022
March is Women’s History Month.
Vera “Anderson” McDonald is Jackson County, MS World Welder Champion 1943, 1944
Vera Anderson’s descendants celebrated the day with us. Bluebird boxes were installed in honor of the women and their shipbuilding trades. Bluebirds were symbols of Hope. Bluebirds represented hope to World War II shipbuilders that their men would be safe while fighting the war.
Our Annual Silent Auction was a huge success enjoyed by our maritime community!
A heartfelt THANK YOU to all our Silent Auction donors, attendees and volunteers participating in our most successful event ever! Your generous donations were over the top!
We are grateful for the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s public support.
Our vision continues to materialize THANKS TO YOUR GENEROSITY!
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Happy Holidays for a festive Maritime Season!!
Pascagoula’s Arts & Crafts Festival
Mississippi Maritime Museum under development in Pascagoula hires its first director
PASCAGOULA, Mississippi Dec. 9, 2020 — The Mississippi Maritime Museum, currently in development in Pascagoula, has announced the hiring of Lorren West as its first executive director. “I am excited to set sail in my new role as Executive Director of Mississippi Maritime Museum,” West said. “This opportunity allows me to bring together…