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Posted 10/19/2016

Release no. 16-037


Contact
Greg Raimondo
601-631-5053
gregory.raimondo@usace.army.mil

Vicksburg, Miss…The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District will enter a cooperative agreement with the City of Vicksburg to expand the hours of the Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum.  The museum will soon be open seven days a week because of this agreement.  

A signing ceremony will take place at the museum located at 910 Washington Street in Vicksburg on October 21, 2016 at 9:30 am.  Mayor George Flaggs Jr. will represent the City of Vicksburg and Colonel Michael Derosier will represent the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

For the past two years, the Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi River Museum has been staffed by generous volunteers from the community, under Corps supervision, who have made the museum available four days per week.

The City of Vicksburg and the Corps have been in dialog for some time on how to accomplish the mutually beneficial goal of expanding the operating hours to seven days a week.  Through this agreement, the City can provide additional assets to achieve that goal.  

The Jesse Brent Lower Mississippi Museum provides visitors with a unique look at life surrounding the Mighty Mississippi River.  Through both interactive and static displays, visitors can explore the River's past, examine the science behind water movement, and even learn about the future plans for the Mississippi River.  Additionally, the museum is also the only museum in the nation to maintain and house a fully restored riverboat, the Motor Vessel Mississippi IV.  To learn more about all the museum has to offer, please call 601-638-9900 or visit their website. http://www.lmrm.org