Museum tells the story of rebuilding ground zero for Hurricane Katrina

BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WGNO) - The Waveland Ground Zero Hurricane Museum is full of photos, artifacts, and exhibits telling the story of Hurricane Katrina from the point of view from Waveland, MS. Even the building itself is part of the story.

"It was the old Waveland school. And, it was the only remaining public building in the city of Waveland after Katrina," says Kathy Pinn, director of the museum. "The boy scouts used to meet in here. And, Ms. Connie West, who is a resident of Waveland--she would not let the architect touch this wall."

Pinn points to a wall with peeling paint, covered in drawings of boy scout merit badges. "The boy scouts used to meet in here," she adds. "Ms. Connie West, who is a resident of Waveland--she would not let the architect touch this wall."

The museum includes photos of the devastation from the hurricane. But, it really tells the story of how the community came together to rebuild.

"Some people think it's sad," Pinn says.  "But, I view it as a way to reflect on what happened to us. It's part of history how we rebuilt, how we stayed, how we have become the great community that we are today."