The Cultural Affairs Division manages and maintains the city’s community centers, recreation centers and the Hattiesburg Intermodal Facility. The Cultural Affairs staff provides assistance and coordination of an average of 2,300 events annually, including conferences, city meetings, weddings, reunions and various live performances. The City of Hattiesburg’s community facilities are able to provide quality meeting environments for public and private uses.
For information concerning the community centers or cultural facilities, contact Rebecca Acker/601.545.4944 or Redonde Bivins/601.545.4581.
Jackie Dole Sherrill Community CenterLocated at 220 West Front Street, the Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center is in the heart of downtown Hattiesburg. The community center has a 5,000 sq. ft. auditorium, a dining/meeting room, 2 conference rooms and a full service kitchen, with serving room. The Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center is across the street from city hall and in walking distance to many of the downtown restaurants, entertainment spots and shopping opportunities.
- Auditorium with fixed stage (approx. 5,000 sq. ft.) portable seating
- Dining Room/Meeting Room (approx. 2,165 sq. ft.)
- Two (2) Conference Rooms (approx. 564 sq. ft. each)
- Full Service Kitchen with Serving Room
Hattiesburg Cultural CenterFormerly the old Hattiesburg Library, this Mississippi Landmark structure was built in 1930, and now provides a beautiful venue for many types of meetings and events. On the corner of North Main and Jackson St, the Hattiesburg Cultural Center has a large second floor meeting hall, art gallery and historic museum. Surrounded by Live Oaks, Crape Myrtles and other plants native to the south, the Cultural Center's landscape adds to the beauty of this historical Hattiesburg building. The Cultural Center is home to the Hattiesburg Arts Council, Hattiesburg Downtown Association, Hattiesburg Historic Society and Museum. The 2nd and 3rd floors are available for rent by individuals and public. Some events include: (1) Weddings and Receptions (2) Banquets (3) Community Meetings (4) Art Workshops and Shows (4) Gallery Walks (5) Recitals. Deposit - $250.00 (Nights & Weekends) Deposit - $150.00 (8am – 5pm Monday through Friday) Rental - $150.00 (8am – 5pm Monday through Friday)
Rental - $250.00
(Nights & Weekends) Capacity 250
Hattiesburg Intermodal FacilityOriginally built in 1910 as the Hattiesburg Train Depot, this historic landmark now operates as the Hattiesburg Intermodal Center. Restored in 2006, the Intermodal Center is located at 308 Newman Street in the Newman-Buschman Historic District, the city's oldest neighborhood. The 14,000-square foot Italian Renaissance building now host black-tie galas, weddings and town hall meetings.
- Grand Hall Ball Room
- Community Room
C. E. Roy Community CenterAt 300 East 5th Street, the C. E. Roy Community Center is a user friendly facility with many amenities. The East Hattiesburg location features a 3,500 sq. ft. auditorium, dance studio, 4 classrooms and a full service kitchen. Many community events, family and class reunions are annual occasions at the center.
- Auditorium with fixed stage (approx. 3,500 sq. ft.)
- Four (4) Class rooms (approx. 564 sq. ft.)
- Dance Studio (approx. 832 sq. ft.)
- Full Service Kitchen
W. U. Sigler CenterHome to the Parks and Recreation Administration Offices, the Sigler Center at 315 Conti Street, has a 2,800 sq. ft. meeting hall that provides space for public meetings, community groups and workshops.
- Auditorium (approx. 2,800 sq. ft.)
McNair Recreation CenterHosting many activities such as ceramics, the Bridge Club and other art programs, the Ben McNair Center is a cornerstone of the Parks and Recreation Programming Division. The McNair Center also features a gymnasium and large outdoor swimming pool for recreational activities.
- Small Auditorium with fixed stage
- One (1) Meeting Room
- Swimming Pool