Mississippi’s smallest museum, located in downtown Hattiesburg, now has its own website www.hattiesburgpocketmuseum.com. Milo, curator of the museum, now has a new “house” on the Internet to welcome all his guests! Grab a magnifying glass and peer into his little world where (on the desktop version) he pops out of his mouse hole to serve you wine and cheese! Look around his little world (which looks amazingly like the grown-up alley!) and click on his mailbox, balloon dog Oscar and even be surprised by a black cat pretending to be the local paparazzi! The mobile version of the website isn’t quite as lively, but still gives visitors a look at past exhibits, information about the artists featured in the aisle, and a full history of how Mississippi’s smallest museum was founded.
“The whimsy, flair and attention to detail of the Pocket Alley is captured on the Hattiesburg Pocket Museum website,” said Rick Taylor, executive director of the Hattiesburg Convention Commission, which operates the Pocket Museum and the ‘aisle. “We hope this website will reach people around the world and bring even more visitors to our hidden gem in downtown Hattiesburg, Mississippi.”
There is always something new to see or experience in the alley. The exhibits change on the 1st day of each month and are as varied, unique, quirky, bizarre, sweet, macabre, and unpredictable as the weather in southern Mississippi.
Site visitors can also submit an exhibit for review through the website. “We welcome collections of all kinds to submit, but we’ll only choose the most interesting for display,” Taylor said.