history

Discover the Nina and the Pinta

It’s time to set sail. The Nina and Pinta, replicas of Columbus’ ‘Ships of Discovery,’ have made their way to Biloxi. Both the Nina and the Pinta tour together as a ‘sailing museum’ for educating the public and school children.…

Discover the Nina and the Pinta

After a weather delay this week, you can now go see replicas of the Pinta and the Nina of Columbus’ ships. They are docked at the Maritime and Seafood Industry’s Schooner Pier Complex on Beach Boulevard in Biloxi. The ships…

Looking inside the ‘Soul of the Coast’

Though efforts to improve the quality of life for African-Americans are as old as the United States, the fight for equality really ramped up in the 1950s and 60s. That fight, we know as the Civil Rights era. In the…

Battle of Bay St. Louis Reenactment

History came to life in Bay St. Louis this weekend to commemorate an important event in the area’s history. Members of the Mystic Krewe of the Seahorse made stops at different points throughout downtown to recognize the 205th anniversary of…

Baricev’s: a Biloxi landmark

Baricev’s was a restaurant that made its mark on Biloxi for decades and served as a symbol of resiliency. The Beau Rivage has been a landmark on the Biloxi skyline for just over 20 years now, but before the Beau…

St. Peter Baptist Church celebrates 200th anniversary

This weekend marked a big celebration for the congregation of Pascagoula’s St. Peter Baptist Church as they celebrated its 200th anniversary. Church members, local officials, and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History were on hand for the unveiling of…

Biloxi Cemetery Tours

Cemetery Tours may sound like a spooky time, but it is actually an opportunity to learn about the past and how far the City of Biloxi has come. This is the 13th annual Cemetery Tours in Biloxi. It’s always a…

‘Social Change in a Democracy’ Documentary

Biloxi residents and historian, do you want to learn more about the history of the city? This Thursday is your chance to come out to the Biloxi Visitor’s Center and check out a half hour 1950s documentary called ‘Social Change…

Historical Society of Gulfport meeting

The Historical Society of Gulfport is making it a mission to preserve local artifacts and history. Tonight, the group met to discuss plans of turning two rooms in the Historic Railroad Depot in downtown Gulfport into a museum full to…

Exhibit telling story of Biloxi Beach Wade-Ins

It’s been 60 years since the 1969 Biloxi Beach Wade-Ins and today on those same beaches there is a new historical exhibit to commemorate those times. The Biloxi Beach Wade-Ins were a Civil Rights Movement protest. African-Americans were not allowed…

The history of Juneteenth

June 19th, more commonly known as Juneteenth, is the oldest known commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. It’s a time to celebrate and remember those who suffered through the tyranny of the Confederacy during that era.…

Preserving Biloxi’s history

Biloxi is one of the oldest cities in America and it is full of exciting and beautiful history. Many landmarks were destroyed after Hurricane Katrina, but the city is doing its best to preserve its history. If you look closely…

Jayne Mansfield’s history on the Coast

Once called a “threat to Marilyn Monroe,” Jayne Mansfield’s history is no stranger to South Mississippi. The actress, often referred to as Hollywood’s Blonde Bombshell in the 1950s and 60s, died in a car accident on June 29th, 1967. Mansfield…

Historical markers in D’Iberville

Something new for the City of D’Iberville may be making its mark soon, historical markers that is. Ocean Springs Genealogical Society held a meeting tonight to discuss this possibility. There are already multiple locations in the D’Iberville area where these…

Gulfport Exposition of Photos and Artifacts

Tonight, Gulfport residents brought out photos and artifacts that told the story of Gulfport’s history. Turning the pages of time, that’s how it felt for many who brought in their historic items including Bubba Lang and his family who had…

West Biloxi Boardwalk History

Residents and tourists can expect the West Biloxi Boardwalk to be an outdoor classroom on the Coast. The West Biloxi Boardwalk has been in the works for quite some time. Now, with a tidelands grant from the secretary of state,…

PLANE DONATED TO MISSISSIPPI HERITAGE AVIATION MUSEUM

The Mississippi Aviation Heritage Museum received a new piece of history last night that will be put on display in Gulfport. President of the board, Francisco Gonzales is donating a 1963 Cessna Skymaster 336 airplane, that will eventually be painted…

Worship program meeting in Gulfport

A planning meeting took place at the Carnegie Library in Gulfport to discuss a progressive worship program to be held at several historic Gulfport churches. A similar project was done several years ago to get the community involved and learn…

Preservation in May

The City of Biloxi has a deep history which is why city officials have decided to dedicate May as a month-long salute to the city’s colorful past. Biloxi Historical Administrator Bill Raymond has planned a series of events which will…

History of Biloxi Fire Department

Biloxi Fire Chief Joe Boney spoke to a group of citizens at Community Design Studio this morning about the past, present, and future of the Biloxi Fire Department. Chief Boney told News 25 the Biloxi Fire Department has a rich…

Moss Point students get history lesson

Magnolia schools have existed since 1902 and three structures have been built and torn down or burned down since then. The current Magnolia Middle School was built on the same site in Moss Point in 2013. Today, members of the…

New sign at Old Mississippi City Cemetery

You can find plenty of history in the Mississippi City Cemetery in Gulfport, but you have to find the cemetery in the first place. The Historical Society of Gulfport is in the process of producing a historical site marker for…