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Military History Museum focusing on Hattiesburg area African American Soldiers who have served in the US Military since Spanish American War. Includes Jesse Leroy Brown, America's first black naval aviator, and Ruth Bailey Earl, WWII WAC, nurse and...more
An informative boutique museum. What makes it special is the setting - the actual USO club (restored) used by servicemen undergoing basic training at nearby Camp Shelby during WW 2. The volunteer staff was especially welcoming and helpful.
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Served in the US Army for 25 years. 14 years 9 months and 23 days of it in the National Guard. Camp Shelby is in Hattiesburg and was our main training area for many, many years and yet I had never heard of this museum...More
Wifee and I were on our way up to Jackson, MS after spending a week in Louisiana. Hattiesburg was our half way rest stop on the way. The muesum is in a very quite/out of the way part of the town. Hardly anyone else was...More
Sure the neighborhood is a bit rough and rundown, but don't let it deter you. The museum is packed with information about the military history of African American soldiers. Not only is it housed in the original building, but it contains a cell phone tour...More
We came across the African American Military History Museum when searching for things to do in Hattiesburg. When we arrived, there was a big Army tank out front that my 4 year old son was excited to get a photo in front of. I was...More
This small but powerful museum is located in the neighborhood where some of our nation's unsung military men and women once lived, went to school, and played!
Many historical buildings and homes weren't preserved, which is typical here in our country. However, through donations of...More
This small but concentrated museum shows the little known truths about the unsung heroes and veterans and their roles in our wars and military actions. The lobby presents a life size replica of a typical USO provided to our service men and women overseas.