Mound officials hope to keep museum

Sep 17, 2012

With the grand opening of the Southern Heritage Air Foundation Museum at the Vicksburg-Tallulah Regional Airport about two months away, airport officials hope an agreement with the owner of the hangar housing the museum will keep it in the north Louisiana town of Mound.

The Vicksburg Post reports ( that the airport's board this week approved an agreement with Vicksburg business owner and foundation president Dan Fordice, who owns the hangar. The agreement allows the airport to buy the hangar and keep the museum.

The Southern Heritage Air Foundation owns five airplanes, aviation artifacts and aircraft models that are housed in the hangar. Currently, tours are by appointment only. The grand opening is set for Nov. 10.