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Hattiesburg tourist attractions damaged by storm

Sunday's tornado damaged the roof of the African-American Military History Museum. Sunday's tornado damaged the roof of the African-American Military History Museum.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Sunday's tornado which destroyed many homes throughout the Pine Belt also damaged some important current and future tourist attractions in Hattiesburg. The African-American Military History Museum on E. 6th Street lost much of its roof in the storm, as did the nearby historic Eureka School, which was being renovated as a civil rights museum.

Monday, Hattiesburg Convention Commission employees and volunteers saved many of the military museum's exhibits and artifacts by moving them to the Lake Terrace Convention Center.

Efforts are underway to protect both buildings from further water damage.

"We look at people's homes and they're in worse condition than we are, so we have that in perspective, but we're committed to rebuilding this," said Rick Taylor, executive director of the Hattiesburg Tourism and Convention commissions.

The African-American Military History Museum was originally built in 1942 as a USO for black soldiers.

Eureka School was built in 1921.

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