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Pascagoula, Mississippi

 
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February 28, 2014

Second annual Faulkner

Literary Festival

 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Sixth FÍte La Pointe

7-11 p.m.

Hilton Garden Inn

Pascagoula

 

 


 

 

Program Meetings:

 

November

No Meeting

 

December

Christmas Gathering TBA

 

 

This photo of what was then called the Old Spanish Fort was taken from an old postcard. The building is now known as the LaPointe-Krebs House and the JCHGS and LPK Foundation are working towards its restoration along with an accompanying museum.

 


Our 2013-15 Officers

 

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PUBLICATIONS FOR SALE

 

A CD is now available with all 29 years of the journals of the Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society. And that is not all. The CD contains a master index for all the journals. Cost is $20. Add $3 for mailing or pick up a copy at the Genealogy and Local History Department at Pascagoula Public Library.

 

Also on CD are the files the library holds on the Baudreau, Cumbest and Krebs lines. Cost is $10 each plus $3 for mailing or pick up a copy at the Genealogy and Local History Department at Pascagoula Public Library.

 

The out-of-print 1986 EDITION OF THE "History of Jackson County, Mississippi" is on CD for $20 plus $2 mailing or pick up a copy at the Genealogy and Local History Department at Pascagoula Public Library.

 

Mailing address is: JCHGS, P.O. Box 984, Pascagoula, Ms 39568.

 

NOW IN PAPERBACK --- "A Tale of Two (Mississippi) Cities," the long-awaited history of Pascagoula and Moss Point, by Chris E. Wiggins. This is a fast-paced historical odyssey of not only the good but also the peculiar, and not just the twin cities Pascagoula and Moss Point, but also Gautier and their forgotten neighbor Americus. This is a must have for any collector of local history. To order, send $20 plus $4 mailing to: Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society, P.O. Box 984, Pascagoula, MS 39568, or purchase at Pascagoula Public Library Local Genealogy and History Department for $20.

ADDITIONAL HARDCOVERS NOW AVAILABLE --- The Society has published 25 additional hardcover copies of "A Tale of Two (Mississippi) Cities. They are $30 plus $6 postage and handling. They are also available for purchase at the Pascagoula Public Library Local Genealogy and History Department for $30.f

To join the Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society, $25 for individual or couple, and $5 for students. Checks may be dropped off at the library with Sherry or Renee or mailed to JCHGS, P.O. Box 984, Pascagoula, MS 39568. Income from dues is used for operating expenses for the Society and in support of our mission of historic preservation and genealogy and local history research. Members receive a free journal for each year in which they are up-to-date as a paid active member. We appreciate those who support us in such a meaningful way.


          

 

Welcome to our website home!

 

History is being reborn in our community with the programs and projects of the Jackson County Historical and Genealogy Society. Attendance at our monthly meetings continues to grow, nurtured by a diversity of entertaining and educational programs.  

We have enjoyed each otherís fellowship as we learn about our local history and identify ways to protect the heritage of our past. We are a publishing society with an annual journal (free to members), and in 2009 we published a Cemetery Book that celebrates the lives of 45,000 citizens in a format valuable to genealogists and historians. 

We usually meet the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the meeting room at Pascagoula Public Library. Meetings last about an hour and we regularly have refreshments and a free door prize drawing. Meetings and membership are open to the public. We serve all of Jackson County's communities and municipalities.

 

Our Photo Galleries

 

Krebs Cemetery Tour 2013

Phantom Barber Program

with Sandra Moncrief

April 2012

Third Annual FÍte La Pointe

Second Annual FÍte La Pointe

Greenwood Island Expedition

First FÍte La Pointe

Jay Higginbotham Event

Reinterment of Mexican War Veterans

 

 

 

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