African American Military History Museum
Our beloved African American Military History Museum suffered significant damage as a result of the tornado that passed through Hattiesburg on Sunday, February 10, 2013. Due to the extent of the damage suffered by the Museum, the Museum is closed until further notice.
As the only surviving USO built exclusively for African American soldiers that remains in the United States, the Museum is a cultural and historic landmark, as well as, a place of pride for many in the Pine Belt.
While staff members have moved back into the Historic USO, much more work remains to return the Museum to its former state. Currently, finishing touches are being put on the building, and soon we will begin the re-installation of exhibits. Donations to the Rise Up & Rebuild Campaign are still being accepted. Stop by our booth at the Mobile Street Festival on Saturday, October 5 to learn more about the campaign and the rebuilding progress.
For updates on the African American Military History Museum, visit the Museum's Facebook page or follow the Museum on Twitter. Click here to see photo galleries chronicling the impact of the storm, as well as rebuilding efforts.