6655 Highway 49 N.
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Phone: (601) 264-7221
Fax: (601) 261-3133
Arts & Museums
Housed in the historic USO Club at Hattiesburg, the African American Military History Museum pays homage to the brave African American soldiers who risked it all to serve and honor their country. The museum has found its home within a building that was originally built to serve as a USO Club in 1942. The club is a rare historical specimen in that it was intended to exclusively cater to African American soldiers at the time of its establishment. The museum boasts an impressive collection of photographs, artifacts and intriguing displays that chronicle the history of African American soldiers, and their contributions to the United States Military and its various operations. Apart from serving as a museum, the structure stands today as a heartfelt tribute to the valiant soldiers to whom we owe so much.
Features a permanent collection of works by noted Mississippi artists including Walter Anderson, Marshal Bouldin, Bill Dunlap, Marie Hull, Ed McGowin, Theora Hamlett, George Thurmond and others. Also features exhibits by regional artists.
This Main Street gallry showcases the work of Mississippi artists. Members of the South Mississippi Art Association display their work here. Exhibits change periodically to introduce new works.
This gallery displays contemporary art by national and international artists in a range of mediums including quilts, photography, sculptures and paintings. Unique feature of the gallery is that it has an outdoor sculpture garden, Specialty art available for purchase.
Serving as the military history museum for the State of Mississippi, the Armed Forces Museum features over 16,000 square feet of state-of-the-art exhibit space. The area holds over 17,000 artifacts, including large military vehicles, weapons, equipment, and over 2,000 historic documents. The Armed Forces Museum Library holds over 4,500 volumes relating to United States military history. A theater, gift shop, Medal of Honor tower, a central courtyard, and a row of monuments dedicated to units that trained at Camp Shelby and Mississippi veterans groups are also on site.