Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum Celebrates One Year Re-opening on Sunday

The Biloxi Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum has had quite the history, established in 1986 to preserve the history and heritage of this industry the Coast was built on. Katrina destroyed the museum but it re-opened, grander than ever, almost a year ago.
Executive Director of the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum Robin Krohn David said, “I can’t believe it’s been a year. It seems like it was just yesterday that were doing last minute touch-ups, adding this and that.”
Robin Krohn-David has strong ties with the seafood and maritime industry here on the Coast, as do many who live here, all wanting to share this rich history with others and down through generations. Something they can all do since the museum re-opened nearly a year ago, after Katrina destroyed it.
Local Fisherman Steve Shearer said, “I’m just showing my daughter how the Coast used to be as far as the fishing industry, and how things have changed.”
The Heritage Hall of Fame is a key part to the museum. The museum is celebrating its one year anniversary of the grand re-opening by inducting a second class to the hall of fame.
Kim Ross Bush, secretary/treasurer for the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, said, “We felt like it was only appropriate to do something to preserve those families stories because in three or four generations, none of those stories will be around if we don’t document them.”
The museum’s second Heritage Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held at the museum tomorrow at 2 p.m. Mayor Andrew ‘FoFo’ Gilich will present the new inductees with certificates.

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