The People's History Project

In partnership with the

Mary C. O'keefe Cultural Center 

Wherever we are, whether in the comfort of home or the elements of the barrier islands, we carry our stories with us. Share yours as part of the People’s History Project, a partnership of The Mary C O’Keefe Cultural Center and the Walter Anderson Museum of Art.


The collaboration collects community stories inspired by the vibrant history of the Gulf Coast. These narratives are collected and shared in a growing digital library that reflects on the importance of the past while championing the voices defining the region’s present and future. A selection of stories will also be adapted for audio, recorded in the Sharr-Ello Recording Studio at The Mary C.


For more information, contact


To participate and share your story submit the form provided here: Tell Us Your Story

The Museum and its programs are supported in part by the City of Ocean Springs and Jackson County. Support is also provided in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


Monday - Saturday: 11AM-5PM 

Sunday: 1-5PM

Holiday closings: New Year's Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Adults: $10

AAA / Military / Seniors / Students (with ID): $8

Children (5-15): $5

Free for members; free ages 5 and under; free to shop


510 Washington Avenue,
Ocean Springs, MS, 39564

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Artwork reproduction courtesy of the Family of Walter Anderson.