1699 Historical Society Reenacts Discovery of D'Iberville

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Updated: 4/25 10:45 pm
The 1699 Historical Society kicked off their Weekend of Discovery Friday night. In Ocean Springs, they reenacted the 1699 presentation of D'Iberville and the landing party. The reenactment took place at Hancock Bank in Ocean Springs in conjunction with the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce. This historical celebration happens every year to teach and reflect on the history of the Coast.

Connie Moran, the Mayor of Ocean Springs, says, “This is a special occasion because not only do we have chancery judge, Neil Harris, portraying Iberville, but the other three mayors here in Jackson County are also participating. So of course, I couldn't be left out, so therefore I'm the queen tonight, but I will be the emissary of Louis the XIV and I'll congratulate the landing party on their exploration la Louisiane.” Mayor Moran's family has been involved in the landing reenactments since their beginning. Moran's grandfather played Iberville in the first reenactment in 1939, and her family has played a variety of roles ever since. There will be more events all weekend, including a full reenactment of the D'Iberville landing on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. at Fort Maurepas Park.
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