Last call: ‘Katrina +10’ blowing, going through Labor Day

Visitors to Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast will have from today through the end of Labor Day to see “Katrina +10,” the hugely popular multi-media exhibition at the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art.

The six-month exhibition, which launched March 20 at the east Biloxi museum, is scheduled to wrap up its campus-wide run at the end of the day on Sept. 7.

More than 30,000 visitors have passed through the museum doors for the 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; 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).

“As we move into our final week and head into the holiday weekend, we’re looking to finish strong,” said Ohr-O’Keefe executive director Kevin O’Brien. “We were very busy over the weekend, and we’re hoping to see the numbers continue to grow before we lower the curtain at the end of the Labor Day weekend.”

Hours are daily through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and Labor Day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Tickets are 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. Discount tickets are available at the Biloxi Visitors Center and at many hotels in Biloxi and surrounding cities. Group rates available. Call (228) 374-5547. Details:
Step inside Katrina +10 galleries


Biloxi’s recovery: The view from afar

The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal were among the major news outlets filing stories on Biloxi at 10 years post-Katrina.
NYT: “Mississippi’s Recovery After Katrina Holds Lessons for Policy Makers”
WSJ: “Since Katrina, Biloxi’s Rebound Has Been Slow”