“Camille at 50: She was no Lady” exhibit

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As for Hurricane Camille, she was no lady as any South Mississippian who lived through the storm back in 1969 will tell you.

You can still get to know more about her thanks to an exhibit in Biloxi. The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum is set to unveil an exhibit later today called “Camille at 50: She was no Lady.” This new interactive exhibit features newspaper articles about Camille and photos of the damage she left on every coastal city along with phones you can pick up and hear from those who lived through it.

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These phones also resemble the community telephone banks residents used 50 years ago. Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum Outreach Coordinator Corey Christy said, “I hope people take away the resilience of the Coast and our ability to rebuild. We may have tragedy after tragedy, but we keep coming back stronger and stronger and we want to honor that. I mean, it was one of the biggest things to ever happen to the Coast.”

An opening reception will take place at the Biloxi Museum this afternoon at 5:30 and the exhibit will be open to the public through the end of November when hurricane season ends.

There will also be speakers on Camille and hurricane season as a whole every Friday at the museum from 11:30 to 1.