The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum at Camp Shelby unveiled its first commissioned work of art Friday morning. It is a painting of a Mississippi dragoon soldier from the War of 1812 and was painted by Gulf Coast artist Marc Poole.The painting is the first in a series of four pieces Poole will do for the museum.His next work will depict Jefferson Davis at the Battle of Monterrey during the Mexican War.Meanwhile, work continues on a $2.3 million renovation project at the museum.Work is complete on a new grand hall, a new reception area and new restrooms. Soon, new exhibits will be added.The museum closed for the renovations about a year ago and is scheduled to reopen sometime this year.
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