In addition to museum entry, Booseum features Halloween games and activities like a costume contest, face painting, and the Make-A-Mummy challenge in which guests wrap each other in tissue paper and compete. The event concludes with a trick-or-treat tour of the Museum.
“Each year, the Museum hosts Booseum to provide a safe, fun night for families to celebrate Halloween. We are thrilled to host it again this year and look forward to seeing familiar and new faces throughout the night,” Latoya Norman, general manager of the African American Military History Museum, said.
Tickets to this ghoulish event are $2 for adults and $1 for children. Members of the museum get in free. All guests will leave Booseum with a Halloween treat.
The African American Military History Museum's regular hours are from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, and from 12-4 p.m. on Saturday with special appointments available. The USO Club opened on March 22, 1942 and was constructed by community volunteers who invested more than 40,000 hours in the project. It is currently the only surviving restored USO built exclusively for African American soldiers and in 2003 was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. More than 150 years of African American military history is on display in the Museum.
The African American Military History Museum is a Hattiesburg Convention Commission Facility. Since 1991, the Hattiesburg Convention Commission has been developing, operating and promoting tourism-related facilities for the Hattiesburg area. For more information, call 601.450.1942 or visit HattiesburgUSO.com.