New year brings new construction, renovations at Shelby museum

New year brings new construction, renovations at Shelby museum

CAMP SHELBY, MS (WDAM) - The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby will undergo many changes in 2015. Construction is already underway on a $2 million project to add 6,000 square feet of new gallery space at the 14-year-old facility.

The project will include renovations to current exhibits and the addition of new technology to improve the museum experience for visitors. But because of the construction, the museum may have to close for part of the year.

"I would encourage people before you come out in 2015, please call ahead or look at our website," said Chad Daniels, museum director. "There may be a few weeks where the entire museum has to be closed, but as much as we can, we'll be open to the public," he said.

Daniels also said when work is complete, the museum will host a re-dedication ceremony.