Jackson Co. supervisors want mural

Published 4:54 pm Thursday, May 28, 2009

James McConnell “Mac” Anderson’s “Singing River Scene” mural has been hanging in a museum in Ocean Springs since after Hurricane Katrina.

Now, Jackson County supervisors want it returned to the courthouse in Pascagoula where it was hanging before the 2005 storm.

Ocean Springs Mayor Connie Moran says the county needs to pay to have it professionally moved and have the walls of the Mary C. O’Keefe Art and Cultural Center repaired — at an estimated cost of $2,000.

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The mural was painted on plywood in 1959 by Anderson.

Moran says the important thing is that the mural is featured in a prominent civic place so the people of Jackson County, who own it, can see it.