Hugo and Gayne Preller lived in a houseboat/photography studio and traveled up and down the Mississippi River. The museum had a miniature replica of the studio along with a display including several copies the original photos documenting life along the Mississippi River around the turn of the century. Mrs Preller was one of the first female photographers.
Here is a photo of the actual houseboat
The Preller's also collected, painted and sold shells to help make ends meet.
Below are a few photos of the model of the houseboat. It was build at 1:12 scale
This large room on the end was the actual photo studio. The display was a great glimpse of life along the Mississippi Delta. Rumor has it that there may be a movie in the works about the families adventures.