PINE BELT, Miss. (WDAM) – The central city receives great recognition for its smallest attraction.
Roadtrippers magazine recently included the Hattiesburg Pocket Museum as one of the “must see” miniature museums in the United States. The official list compiled by Alexandra Charitan includes eight small exhibition spaces ranging from an old photo processing cabin to a disused elevator shaft.
The entrance to the Pocket Museum focuses on the museum’s mysterious lack of address and interactive expansion into the downtown alley.
“A search will take you to an adjacent street, but visitors still have to find the right alley themselves, which is part of the fun,” Charitan writes. “The museum itself, consisting of a display case with shelves, is just part of the Pocket Museum experience, which includes several large-scale murals, a theater made from a modified ViewMaster, and an art gallery created in a former newsstand. ”
Roadtrippers also featured the museum in an article by Caroline Eubanks titled “The Hattiesburg Pocket Museum Brings Art Back to Its Town in the Tiniest Way”.
“Walking down the alley today, I don’t know where to look because there are so many things demanding my attention,” Eubanks writes. “The first thing I notice is the purple door with the unmistakable yellow frame from the show Friends, painted by local artist Lissa Ortego. The museum itself, consisting of the window with shelves, is only part of the Pocket Museum experience.
Pocket Museum officials shared Eubank’s article on their Facebook page and expressed their appreciation for the attention to detail.
“Have you ever tried to explain the Hattiesburg Pocket Museum to an out of town friend or relative and you can’t put it into words?” reads the message. “We would like to thank Caroline Eubanks for Roadtrippers magazine for describing Pocket Alley as a tee!
VisitHATTIESBURG also shared Charitan’s story via Facebook.
“Thank you Roadtrippers for including Hub City on this list of must-see miniature museums,” the post read.
Inclusion in Roadtrippers articles is just one of many national recognitions the museum has received since opening in 2020.
According to their website, Roadtrippers is the number one travel planning tool. Their magazine features content about “off the beaten path” places to explore and exciting new attractions.
To see the full article on the Hattiesburg Pocket Museum, click here (Charitan) and here (Eubanks).
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