Shelby museum renovation/expansion 50 percent complete

Shelby museum renovation/expansion 50 percent complete

CAMP SHELBY, MS (WDAM) - Work has reached the halfway point in a $2 million renovation and expansion of the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby.

Administrators say about 50 percent of construction work has been done.

More than 10,000 square feet of new exhibit space is being added to the facility, which opened in 2001. A new multi-purpose gallery is being built and new exhibits are being planned.

A grand re-opening is scheduled for March of 2016.

"(Visitors have) noticed there was a large central courtyard in the museum, we've enclosed that," said Chad Daniels, museum director. "And we're also adding some area to the existing galleries and some public amenities and things like that. So, it's very exciting and I think people will be really pleased when they come here."

The project is being both publically and privately financed.