Museum Temporarily Closed Due To Covid-19
Due to a recent rise in COVID-19 cases within Hancock County the City of Waveland in order to ensure the safety of our citizens, staff, and volunteers is closing city buildings which includes Waveland’s Ground Zero Hurricane Museum.
City personnel will continue to keep the General Public up to date on the latest developments as they arise.
Thank you for your continued support of our city and our museum. We hope to see you soon.
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.
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