- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 22, 2014

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - Jackson County supervisors have assured Betty Magee, director of the Ocean Springs Museum of History, they will consider funding the museum over the next five years.

She’s asking for $20,000 a year.

The museum that takes up two rooms in the west wing of the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center. But the goal is to eventually move out, get accreditation and become one of a small, elite group of museums in the state.

Supervisor John McKay tells The Sun Herald (https://bit.ly/WvlIi1) Monday that the county already gives to the cultural center and wanted to make sure they wouldn’t be double paying.

McKay pointed out that the Walter Anderson Museum of Art needs money to fix an air conditioner and that the museums and centers really compete for the same resources.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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