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Posted 2/2/2018

Release no. 18-007

Shirley Smith

VICKSBURG, MISS…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District is seeking more volunteers to operate the Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum and Interpretive Site (LMRM). Civic clubs, groups or individuals are welcome to volunteer.  

Many thanks to those who are already volunteering their services at the LMRM. Volunteering at the LMRM is a unique way to meet visitors coming from all over the world and display Vicksburg hospitality while maintaining the operation of this valuable asset to the City of Vicksburg.

The overall goal of the LMRM is to provide visitors with background information on the Mississippi River while providing educational aspects of life on the river.  Each LMRM display is unique, covering a variety of topics on river history. It provides a unique and interactive way to learn about the history, people, and events that have been a part of the Mighty Mississippi.

The LMRM, located at 910 Washington Street in downtown Vicksburg, includes the main building, the Motor Vessel Mississippi IV, and the Mississippi River Model.  The hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday 1:00-4:00 p.m. Due to the seven-day week of operation, the LMRM has seen a 44% increase in visitation, causing the need for more volunteers. 
Volunteers may sign up for shift work that includes a full day (7 hours), half day, or any number of hours desired. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Aaron Posner, natural resources management specialist, at (601) 631-5287, or the LMRM at (601) 638-9900. 

The District’s involvement with educational institutions helps to build the necessary skills of our future leaders, and introduces many students and educators to the Corps for the first time as can be experienced at the LMRM. The Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana.