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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3 weeks ago

We had a great crowd for the first Hurricane Preparedness Seminar at Waveland’s Ground Zero Hurricane Museum. If you were not able to make our seminar but would like Hurricane Prep Literature stop ... See more

3 weeks ago

Don’t forget to vote Waveland Ground Zero Hurricane Museum for best Museum. You can vote every day through 6/619.
It would mean the world to us.

3 weeks ago

Many thanks to those that made our Hurricane Preparedness Event a success; the Silver Slipper,MDOT,Red Cross, Hancock Emergency Management, MEMA, City of Waveland, National Weather Service, our ... See more

3 weeks ago

Please vote Waveland’s Ground Zero Hurricane Museum for the best Museum in the People’s Choice Award. You can vote every day through 6/6/19.
Please vote and vote often.

3 weeks ago

The Hurricane Preparedness event in the Museum was attend by our Waveland Mayor, State MEMA Director, Hancock Co Emergency Management, and the National Weather Service. Thank you for coming and ... See more

3 weeks ago

We had a good Hurricane Preparedness Meeting today in the Museum. Board President LiLi Stahler Murphy presided over the event. Did you know most deaths occur in hurricanes from drownings?
When ... See more

3 weeks ago

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4 weeks ago

Did you know our museum was nominated for the People’s Choice Award for the Sun Herald? Please go to the paper’s page and vote for our museum. Thanks you so much.

4 weeks ago

There’s so much going on at Waveland’s Ground Zero Hurricane Museum. Please mark your calendars and join us for:
Hurricane Preparedness Day 5/31 10:00 am
Women’s Roundtable Event 6/25. 5:00 ... See more

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