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LMRM to host MS River Photo Exhibit

Posted by AlainnaO on August 16, 2013

The Lower Mississippi River Museum is scheduled to host the MS River Photo Exhibit on November 8-16, 2013. The display will be housed at the Outlets of Vicksburg, 4000 S. Frontage Rd, Vicksburg, Suite B-3, next to The Gap.

First on display on Capitol Hill in March 2013, the MS River Photo Exhibit served as a backdrop for a meeting of mayors from Mississippi River states, who came together to laud the formation of a bicameral MS River Caucus and unveil their platform to help the waterway for 2013. The original exhibit—organized by the Northeast-Midwest Institute’s Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative, in partnership with member-city arts organizations—showcased the beauty and challenges of the River through 47 photographs. At Capital Hill, the exhibit was displayed atop a map of the River and featured the work of artists from cities spanning the entire length of the waterway.

The exhibit is now headed to the River; throughout the summer and fall of 2013, eight cities along the River will host the exhibit: Dubuque, IA; Ft. Madison, IA; St. Louis, MO; Alton, IL; Osceola, AR; Memphis, TN; Vicksburg, MS; and New Orleans, LA.

Admission is FREE to the LMRM and the MS River Photo Exhibit. 

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Scholastic Academy Students Board the MV MS IV

Posted by AlainnaO on November 20, 2012

Seventh and Eighth Grade Students from the Vicksburg-Warren School District (VWSD) Scholastic Academy participated in a mock Mississippi River Commission Hearing and other interactives abroad the MV Mississippi IV on October 19, 2012

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LMRM welcomes students from Ocean Springs, MS

Posted by AlainnaO on November 20, 2012

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Students from Ocean Springs, MS enjoyed a field trip to the new LMRM on November 16, 2012. Approximately 150 students traveled to Vicksburg.

One student wrote...OMG THIS IS THE BEST FIELD TRIP EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


M/V Mississippi IV Exhibit Installation

Posted by AlainnaO on March 20, 2012

Installation aboard the M/V Mississippi IV is ongoing and will be completed mid-August 2012.  The upcoming installation schedule includes the Pilot House boat simulator, interactive kiosks, audio, and information panels throughout the vessel.  Staging items are nearly complete and the Exhibit Rooms are starting to fill up as well.  Three outdoor information panels will be installed soon – these will have metal “waves” installed the week of the Grand Opening.  Be sure to hang around Opening Day (August 24) for the “Meet the Artist” event!


Museum and Flood Model Progress

Posted by fusioncorp on March 20, 2012

Construction crews have been finalizing the inside of the Museum to make sure it’s ready for the Grand Opening (August 24).  Recently the parking areas have been asphalted and sidewalks are being prepared.