The Historic Ocean Springs Association launches new interpretive sign project

The Historic Ocean Springs Association has launched a new community project installing interpretive signs at landmark locations throughout the historic districts.

HOSA has recently placed more than 30 small interpretive informal ‘landmark/history trail’ signs in this first phase of what they hope will be an on-going project for the organization.

To support this project, the HOSA organization submitted a grant application which was funded by the Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area Program.

Members created the design and content for the series by researching the online collections of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History as well as the work from local historians and authors. HOSA President Susan Gulledge said, “What better way to tell a story than with interpretative signs and the walkability in a lot of the historic areas in Ocean Springs is valuable and used frequently and this is, we felt this was a great project.”

Once all the project’s signs are installed, HOSA will next create a map and flyer marking the locations of the signs and will work with the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce to share sign locations with visitors.

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