Chamber proud to be part of ‘History of Biloxi’

When the Biloxi Visitors Center premieres its new film short, “The History of Biloxi,” Tuesday evening, it will be a special moment for the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce, which helped fund the new 11-minute documentary.

“Our own history is deeply rooted in the site of the Visitors Center, as it was the original location of the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce before Hurricane Katrina,” said Chamber Director Rachael Seymour. “We are fortunate to have an office in the Visitors Center, thanks to the generosity of the city, and were certainly happy to partner with the city and the Mississippi Humanities Council on this important project, which will be educational for visitors and residents alike.”

The city’s Museums Division will officially premiere “The History of Biloxi” on Tuesday beginning at 5 p.m. Free showings will be every 30 minutes through 6:30 p.m. The premiere is open to everyone, but because of limited seating reservations are encouraged. The first 150 attendees who complete a project evaluation will receive a free gift.

Writer and researcher for the project was Deanne L. Stephens, Ph.D., associate dean of Arts & Letters and associate professor of History at USM Gulf Coast. Videographer was Peter Petro and CAVU Productions, and Bill Raymond, the city’s historical manager and Visitors Center manager, served as producer.

After the premiere, the film will play every 15 minutes daily in the Visitors Center theater.

The Biloxi Visitors Center, at 1050 Beach Blvd. and adjacent to the Biloxi Lighthouse, is operated by the City of Biloxi and open seven days a week. To make reservations for the premiere, call (228) 374-3105 or 1-800-BILOXI-3 or email
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See images used to help make the documentary


News and notes: Week in review, agenda, traffic update, YouTube

Week in review: So just how busy were city departments last week? See the details for yourself, call-by-call and permit-by-permit in the Weekly Reports archives. To go there now, click here.

Council agenda: The Biloxi City Council will meet Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at City Hall. To see the complete agenda for the public meeting, click here.

Traffic update: The Public Works Department each weekday publishes a report on how construction is impacting the flow of traffic in the city.  To see today’s Traffic Update, click here.

YouTube: The city’s YouTube channel now has 117 Biloxi videos, with nearly 125,000 total views. In addition to the monthly updates on infrastructure work in east Biloxi, you’ll find a State of City archive, visitor-oriented videos, and a host of videos about Biloxi’s colorful history. To visit the city’s YouTube channel now, click here.