Gulfport Museum of History showcasing history of Mardi Gras

The Gulfport Museum of History has a display that showcases some of the history of Mardi Gras.

The Krewe of Venus donated 30 years’ worth of their scrapbooks to the museum, full of photographs along with memorabilia. The Krewe of Revelers also donated costumes and memorabilia.

Members of the museum also put together a display of key Mardi Gras items and the meaning behind them, including king cake, beads, masks, coins, and colors. Gulfport Museum of History Director Betty Shaw said, “Mardi Gras is important to us on the Coast. It’s great to showcase that history, even though we are not New Orleans, we still have a long history of having fun. We want to invite people to come in, see the Mardi Gras, and celebrate. We even have some free beads to take away.”

The museum is open Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for guests to come in and explore.

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