New interactive photo gallery unveiled in Hattiesburg

New interactive photo gallery unveiled in Hattiesburg

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - There is a new way you can learn more about Hattiesburg's history, and all you have to do is take a walk downtown.

Thursday, 20 interactive storefront photos were unveiled at several locations.

The photos are taken from eight different digital videos that were produced by local folks.

They highlight historic places and important people in the Hub City.

Each photo includes a QR code that you can scan with your smart phone and see the videos.

The gallery is part of a statewide bicentennial project that celebrates community storytellers.

"When you look at these photos, simply by scanning your phone over a QR code, children, teenagers, adults, visitors, locals, everyone can enjoy the sites and sounds of Hattiesburg through this interactive photo gallery," said Marlo Dorsey, executive director of VisitHattiesburg.

"You don't have to be from here, you can be a stranger, but walking around, you see these pictures and you scan the QR code and you start to learn about the area that you're in and what it means to be from Hattiesburg," said Andrea Saffle, executive director of the Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association. "So, I just think that's an amazing opportunity."

The photos will be included in a large exhibit in Jackson on December 9th that will coincide with the opening of the Mississippi Museum of History and Mississippi's Civil Rights Museum.