Katrina +10, an overview

  • From March through Labor Day 2015, the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art hosts a six-month examination of the catastrophic destruction, immediate relief, sustained recovery, shared experience and progress on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina striking south Mississippi.
  •  What you’ll see: The centerpiece of the exhibition will be moving, multi-media exhibits that tell the story of the Katrina experience from those on the front lines: the Sun Herald and WLOX, whose respective reporting earned Peabody, Emmy and Pulitzer awards; and Mississippi Power Co., whose crews worked tirelessly in a herculean effort that saw electricity restored, amazingly, in days after the storm; Hands on Mississippi, which represents the hundreds of thousands of volunteers in the Katrina recovery effort, and  the Mississippi Department of Transportation, whose monumental feat of rebuilding our major artery (U.S. 90), and two new signature bridges (Biloxi Bay and Bay St. Louis Bay).
  • Hours, admission: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; adults, $10, with discounts for AAA, AARP, seniors, and military with ID; ages 6 to 17, $5; college students with ID, $5; children under 5, free. Group rates available. Call (228) 374-5547.