Waveland’s Ground Zero Hurricane Museum

Take a scenic look through the lives and struggles of survivors of Hurricanes. Coastal life is sometimes stormy, but coastal people have the resilience to survive and thrive even in the face of great natural adversity. This museum gives visitors a unique perspective on the stories, art, and fabric of the lives of those who stand up in times of trouble and rebuild.

AN ASTONISHING TRIBUTE TO RESILIENCE


Hurricane Katrina has been called the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.  Waveland, Mississippi was Ground Zero.  Katrina’s winds and tsunami-like surge devoured dozens of lives and tens of thousands of homes across the coast, leaving behind devastation and heartbreak on a scale that stunned the world.
But that’s only half of the story.  Fueled with courage, bolstered by humor and lifted up by an unprecedented number of volunteers who poured in from around the country, the people of the Mississippi coast began to rebuild their lives and their towns.  Our museum is not a memorial to a  disaster, but a tribute to the strength and beauty of the human spirit.
 An exhibit “Backyards and Beyond” by H.C. Porter, sponsored by Mississippi Power, opened on August 29th, 2015. This exhibit shares stories of survival and recovery. The subjects of the paintings are accompanied by audio interviews.

Waveland Ground Zero Museum

Renovations to Waveland’s Ground Zero Museum have been completed.

The Museum is open.
Days & Hours are:
Tuesday Thru Saturday
10 AM ’til 3 PM

Thanks for your continued interest in Waveland’s Ground Zero Museum.

335 Coleman Avenue
Waveland Misssissippi 39576
Phone: 228 467-9012
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1 month ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with those in the path of Hurricane Florence.

1 month ago

Thankful this morning for our peaceful night, praying for our friends to the East as we watch the remnants of TS Gordon travel inland.

1 month ago

Farewell to Sister Adams.
Thank you Sister Adams for volunteering at The Ground Zero Hurricane Museum very Friday giving tours to our visitors and helping to make our museum the best it can be. ... See more

1 month ago

Tropical Storm Gordon is gaining speed in the gulf and is expected to make landfall Tuesday evening. There are mandatory evacuations in area harbors. Please stay alert and listen to local weather ... See more

1 month ago

Potential Tropical Cyclone 7 has formed between Cuba and the Bahamas, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday evening, prompting a tropical storm watch to be issued for areas between Morgan City ... See more

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