Halls of Fame
The Museum of the Gulf Coast houses three galleries with notable personalities of the region. The Music Hall of Fame has more than 60 musicians representing a wide array of genres, and includes Janis Joplin. The Sports Legends Gallery highlights more than 60 athletes. The Notable People Gallery contains 35 individuals who have achieved national and/or international recognition in a professional endeavor.
This historic house was built in 1900 for Isaac Ellwood of DeKalb, Illinois. It was designed to be reminiscent of villas in ancient Pompeii, a Roman city destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.
To visit the Pompeiian Villa go to Museum of the Gulf Coast at 700 Procter Street. From there a guide will accompany you to the Villa.
What you see on exhibit at the Museum is only the tip of the iceberg. The Museum has more than 35,000 items, many of which are rarely on display.
The Museum collects photographs, documents, and physical objects representing the biology and history of the Gulf Coast region ranging from prehistorict to present.