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Miss. River museum grand opening Aug. 24

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A grand opening ceremony for the Lower Mississippi River Museum and Riverfront Interpretive Site in Vicksburg is scheduled for Aug. 24.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Vicksburg District and the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau are planning the ceremony.

The museum is in downtown Vicksburg and features the retired Motor Vessel Mississippi IV, and a flood model of the Mississippi River.

The museum and motor vessel are meant to teach visitors about the lower Mississippi River and its relationship to Vicksburg and the lower Mississippi Delta region.

It will provide a glimpse at life along the river with an orientation theater and an assortment of interactive and educational displays.

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