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We are just a single page in the book of our history. We encourage you to learn about some of South Mississippi's heritage with some of our resources below.

George Ohr

George Ohr


Ohr is the self proclaimed “Mad Potter” of Biloxi. He defied conventional trends of pottery in America and is considered a leader in the modernist movement.

Walter Anderson

Walter Anderson


Anderson spent countless hours observing and capturing the flora and fauna of the region through his paintings and drawingsHe is considered a visionary artist and is widely celebrated nation-wide.

Peter Anderson

Peter Anderson


Peter Anderson is remembered for his work as master potter at Shearwater Pottery from the time he opened it in 1928 until before his death in 1984.

Historic Logtown

Historic Logtown


Logtown is named after the logs that were once harvested here. Located at the mouth of the Pearl River, Logtown was once the site of several sawmills.

Gautier Historic Schoolhouse

Gautier Historic Schoolhouse


This important piece of history served children and adults of all ages in various forms of community and cultural assets.

Legend of Singing River

Legend of Singing River


The Pascagoula River in Mississippi has a dark history. The story unfolds with a complex love affair within the Pascagoula Indian Tribe and the Biloxi Indian Tribe. The princess of the Biloxi Tribe, Anola, fell in love with Altama, Chief of the rival Pascagoula Tribe.

Honey Island Swamp Monster

Honey Island Swamp Monster


The Honey Island Swamp Monster is an evasive creature that lives along the Pearl River.

Recent Immigration History: Mississippi’s Seafood Industry 1880s to Present

Recent Immigration History: Mississippi’s Seafood Industry 1880s to Present


In 1904, Biloxi became to be known as the “Seafood Capital of the World.”

Colonization & the Civil War: 1699- 1865

Colonization & the Civil War: 1699- 1865


European colonization led to the demand for fast production of supplies. Slavery was introduced, which facilitated the colonization process.

Native American History: 9000 BC to AD 1699

Native American History: 9000 BC to AD 1699


Native Americans of Mississippi's great Gulf Coast were likely the first to settle in the region.

Alice Mosley Folk Art Museum

Alice Mosley Folk Art Museum


The Alice Mosely Folk Art Museum honors the memory of folk artist Alice Mosely. In addition to the works of Alice Mosely, the museum also has collections of vintage bottles, depression glass, and beautiful antiques.

Mississippi Department of Marine Resources
1141 Bayview Avenue Biloxi, MS, 39530

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