New Jefferson Davis library planned

Associated Press – October 7, 2009

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) – A contract has been signed to build a new Jefferson Davis Presidential Library and Museum at Beauvoir, the Gulf Coast house that was the retirement home for the president of the Confederacy.

Beauvoir’s Director Rick Forte said Tuesday’s signing was the result of 4 years of work.

The J.C. Dukes Construction Company of Mobile, Ala., won the $10.4 million contract, according to WLOX television.

The old library was demolished after being heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. the Federal Emergency Management Agency will provide 90% of the money for the project.

Information from: WLOX-TV,

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.

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