Mississippi Museum Exhibit Recalls History of 1927 Floods

March 4, 2009

A wooden johnboat with a hole in it now and with lamps no longer illuminate are survivors of the devastating flood of 1927.

On Monday, those and other artifacts went on display at Greenville’s Carriage House for the opening of the 1927 Flood Museum opens.

Parts of seven states were under water and nearly 800,000 people were driven from their homes when the Mississippi River broke through the levee at the Mounds crevasse.

The museum includes hundreds of photos and artifacts, many of which were used during the flood, including two boats and a canoe.

A documentary explains and illustrates the history of the great flood and people in the Delta dealt with the aftermath. Several interactive displays narrate the disaster’s origin and aftermath.


Information from: Delta Democrat Times, http://www.ddtonline.com

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