In an undisclosed location somewhere in downtown Hattiesburg, Mississippi’s tiniest museum is drawing a lot of attention.
As the curators of the Hattiesburg Pocket Museum put it, “our ‘exhibits’ will ever be changing, sometimes cute, sometimes weird, but always interesting."
The museum – operated by the Hattiesburg Convention Commission, which manages, among other things, the Hattiesburg Zoo and Lake Terrace Convention Center – opened in August with an exhibit showcasing an array of Swiss Army knives and had patrons also discovering tiny figurines located around the museum.
September’s exhibit has been keeping with the quirky vibes by showcasing a slew of rubber ducks, and it even has audiovisual aspects.
Many people who work downtown, along with local residents, have been pleased to see the “cutest” museum in town gain popularity.
J.C. Diaz works at Regions Bank in the downtown area.
He said the museum is a “good addition” to downtown attractions.
“It also brings people from all around and creates a buzz because it’s kind of tricky to find where it is if you’re not familiar with downtown, so it allows those who come to explore even more,” Diaz said.
Andrea Saffle, executive director at the Hattiesburg Downtown Association, said she’s been extremely happy with the addition of the Pocket Museum.
“It’s a great, creative, mysterious and engaging new addition that is fun for all ages,” Saffle said. “We are excited to have this unique attraction that has been drawing a lot of new visitors to downtown Hattiesburg.”