Hattiesburg Area Historical Society...preserving local history and heritage since 1970
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Gallery: Museum Displays

Tourists, area students, and new residents inundate the HAHS Museum with questions about our city's history. They are amazed to learn that we are the only Hattiesburg in the world, excited to know that the Choctaw lived here first, and surprised that William Hardy also founded the city of Gulfport.

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Choctaw Indian artifacts
Our Choctaw Indian heritage Learn more  ►2:07
Model of 'The Leaf'
Early river transportation Learn more  ►2:22
Logging tools
The early timber industry Learn more  ►1:58
Railroad memorabilia
Railroads come to Hattiesburg Learn more  ►2:17

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