Waveland’s Ground Zero Hurricane Museum

Take a scenic look through the lives and struggles of survivors of Hurricanes. Coastal life is sometimes stormy, but coastal people have the resilience to survive and thrive even in the face of great natural adversity. This museum gives visitors a unique perspective on the stories, art, and fabric of the lives of those who stand up in times of trouble and rebuild.


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.

Waveland Ground Zero Museum

Renovations to Waveland’s Ground Zero Museum have been completed.

The Museum is open.
Days & Hours are:
Tuesday Thru Saturday
10 AM ’til 3 PM

Thanks for your continued interest in Waveland’s Ground Zero Museum.

335 Coleman Avenue
Waveland Misssissippi 39576
Phone: 228 467-9012

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Announcing our Hemingway Literary Contest for Hancock High School Students.

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Relay For Life Paint Party Photo Credit Linda Aiavolasiti, Museum Director

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The Raw Oysters Marching Club came to the Museum to get ready for their 2019 Marching Season. Photo Credit Linda Aiavolasiti, Museum Director

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Ground Zero Hurricane Museum Hosted the Arbor Day Tree Ceremony with Cookies and Coffee. Thank You for visiting the Museum today. Photo credit Linda Aiavolasiti, Museum Director

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“The Year In Review”
Coldwell Banker Alphonso Realty Meeting
Photo Credit: Linda Aiavolasiti, Museum Director

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“The Year in Review”
Congratulations Mayor Mike Smith and the Board of Aldermen upon your swearing in
Photo credit: Linda Aiavolasti, Museum Director

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The Krewe of Nereids is an all female Krewe that is based on Greek Mythology. Come by the Museum to see all the exciting things that are happening. The Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10-3:00. The ... See more

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Congratulations to our Museum Board of Director’s Member Bernie Cullen for being named Artist of the Month for February. Bernie is a member of the Krewe of Muses in NOLA where their trade mark ... See more

3 weeks ago

Donna Cowart Martin presented museum director Linda Avavolasiti a check to Waveland’s Ground Zero Hurricane Museum for the proceeds of the sale of her fused glass ornaments that she sold this past ... See more

1 month ago

Thank you Lynn Lofton of South Mississippi Living Magazine and Mayor Mike Smith for the shout out to the GZHM.

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