April Science Café on the Coast to Feature the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum

On Tuesday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m., Science Café on the Coast will present a history of the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum at the Long Beach City Hall.

Corey Christy, the museum’s outreach program director, will discuss interesting facts about the seafood industry on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and what a visit to the museum can teach you.

The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum was established in 1986 to preserve and interpret the maritime history and heritage of Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It accomplishes this mission through an array of exhibits on shrimping, oystering, recreational fishing, wetlands, managing marine resources, charter boats, marine blacksmithing, wooden boat building, netmaking, catboats/Biloxi skiff, shrimp peeling machine and numerous historic photographs and objects.

Christy received his bachelor of arts, with an emphasis in marketing, from The University of Southern Mississippi and attended the master of business administration program at Southern Illinois University. Christy currently serves on the Biloxi Bay Area Chamber Board as well as filling the role of Vice President for Biloxi Main Street. Prior to coming to the museum, he was the director of marketing and development at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art.

Science Café offers those with minimal background in science the chance to meet and discuss issues in a relaxed social setting, and is a collaboration between USM Gulf Coast Libraries, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Harrison County Library System, Long Beach Public Library, and Hancock County Library System.

For more information, contact the Long Beach Public Library at 228.863.0711, which is located at 209 Jeff Davis Avenue in Long Beach, Miss.