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Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center for Arts and Education

The Mary C. O’Keefe building, built in 1927, is a Historic Landmark in Ocean Springs listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. In 1998 the community began working on renovations that continue to develop and expand.

The effort to save the building and create a community arts center began in 1998 and moved ahead quickly with the incorporation of the Friends of the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center in October 1999.  Since then, a major renovation has been completed and work continues on development of expanded facilities in the building.

Mary C. O’Keefe, a progressive educator, was named the first woman public school superintendent in Mississippi. She instilled a spirit of learning and raised the level of education. In 1999, this facility was named in her honor.

The Cultural Center offers exhibits, classes and events. The Mary C website has a Calendar of current and coming attractions.



Address: 1600 Government Street

City:  Ocean Springs

County:  Jackson

Phone:  228.818.2878

Website:   www.themaryc.org

Admission: Free for museum and art gallery. Fees for classes and special events vary.

Accessibility:  Click here for detailed accessibility information.