Located in Jackson County, Mississippi, United States, Ocean Springs is about 4 miles due west of Gautier and 2 miles due east of Biloxi. It is included in the M.S.A. that includes Pascagoula, Mississippi. A total of 17,225 people called it home as of the year 2000 as per the U.S. Census. If you are looking to visit or relocate this beautiful city, here are several museums in Ocean Springs, MS that are worth exploring.
Hillyer House is an nationally-acclaimed gallery that has been highlighted in Southern Living and Southern Breeze magazines and is known across the country. Founded in 1970 by the Hillyer-Reed family, the place features the work of more than 300 regional, national, and international artists.
The GI Museum
Many people who vacation in Biloxi have spotted a billboard advertising the local GI museum and decided to check it out. Its staff definitely stepped up to expectations, being the museum’s volunteer narrator, and shedding light on the history of some of the exhibition cases. Even though it was on the smaller side, the museum is always jam-packed with informative and engaging artifacts and literature related to the conflict. Many visitors spend hours poring over the place to devote more attention to the exhibits.
Walter Anderson Museum of Art
Ocean Springs, a historic town on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, is home to the Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA), which opened in 1991. The WAMA was founded to honor the legacy of the artist and philosopher Walter Anderson (1903-1965). Walter Anderson is widely regarded as one of the most captivating and original painters of the 20th century for his depictions of coastal flora, fauna, landscapes, people in his drawings, paintings, block prints, murals, carvings, sculptures, and writings.
For some lucky visitors, they will have Jeff Rosenberg give them a tour of his home personally. Jeff will be able to answer all of their questions and concerns concerning the house for an in-depth understanding of the place. Replicating Louis Sullivan’s and Frank Lloyd Wright’s original 1890 blueprints was a labor of love. It is definitely worth taking the time to go.
Ocean Springs Museum of History
As soon as you step foot in the museum, you will be greeted and told to take your time exploring at your own pace. The history and relics, especially the nearly 300-year-old section of pipe, will be fascinating enough to impress you. Many examples of Ishee architecture are displayed as well. All of them love being at one with nature, making it feel like they are practically outside. Various works by local artists, such as pottery, paintings, and collections, are also on display. There is also a charmingly “old school” theater where shows are frequently staged.
Invest in a Kudzu Candle from Coastal Magpie which is good as a present for a loved one back at home or as a token of remembrance of the trip. There are also many other historical artifacts that your friends and family will appreciate especially if they have yet to visit the place. After a fruitful senior activity, you can finally bring back some memories with you.