Jackson County Historical and Genealogy Society, P.O. Box
984, Pascagoula, MS 39568
This photo above from Chris Wiggins is very intriguing, and no one in the historical society can identify it. It appears to be a beach scene at Pascagoula about the time 1817-1850, definitely pre-Civil War (1861). The clothing fits the time of the Bicentennial period. Folks weren't very fancy down here back them. It appears to be a lithograph (early engraving). Chris cropped out the title which says, believe it or not, "Fashionables Bathing at Pascagoula.”
Fete La Pointe Krebs House Museum (below) is open.
The La Pointe-Krebs House Museum expresses the French Colonial history of Pascagoula and Jackson County. In the spirit of the period are re-enactors Pete Floyd and Therese Demetropoulos who are admiring one of the museum’s pieces, a replica of the Krebs Cotton Gin constructed by Joe Krebs, a descendant of the inventor. The museum is supported by funds raised at the annual Fête La Pointe galas. (Photo-Joanne Anderson for The Mississippi Press)
Their website is: http://lapointekrebs.org/museum/