An Astonishing Tribute to Resilience
Renovations to Waveland's Ground Zero Museum have been completed.
The Museum is tentatively scheduled to be reopened early in May. Please check back often for updates.
Thanks for your continued interest in Waveland's Ground Zero Museum.
335 Coleman Avenue
Waveland Misssissippi 39576
Phone: 228 467-9012
Hurricane Katrina has been called the worst natural disaster in U.S. history. Waveland, Mississippi was Ground Zero. Katrina’s winds and tsunami-like surge devoured dozens of lives and tens of thousands of homes across the coast, leaving behind devastation and heartbreak on a scale that stunned the world.
But that’s only half of the story. Fueled with courage, bolstered by humor and lifted up by an unprecedented number of volunteers who poured in from around the country, the people of the Mississippi coast began to rebuild their lives and their towns. Our museum is not a memorial to a disaster, but a tribute to the strength and beauty of the human spirit.
An exhibit "Backyards and Beyond" by H.C. Porter, sponsored by Mississippi Power, opened on August 29th, 2015. This exhibit shares stories of survival and recovery. The subjects of the paintings are accompanied by audio interviews.
The Waveland Ground Zero Hurricane Museum is a 501(c)3 operating under the umbrella of the Hancock Community Development Foundation (HCDF).
Admission to the museum is free. It relies completely on grants, donations and membership to finance operations. If you'd like to support the museum through a tax-deductible donation or membership, click on our donate button here. The HCDF system makes online payments both easy and secure!