On March 22, 2011, The Delta
Blues Museum Board of Trustees, in coordination
with the City of Clarksdale, the Stovall Family
and D. Carroll Construction, broke ground on the
Museum's new wing, to be dedicated as the Muddy
Waters Addition. Completion of the new wing is expected
by the end of 2011, in time for opening to the public
The Delta Blues Museum has
been housed in the historic freight depot since
1999. The Muddy Waters Addition, will encompass
7,000 square feet and features a two-story wing
that will house new permanent exhibits and showcase
the remains of the cabin from Stovall Farms, where
McKinley Morganfield (aka Muddy Waters) grew up.
Museum Board of Directors
President William Gresham thanked the design and
construction teams as well as the Stovall family
for their generous gift, saying, "The Muddy
Waters Addition represents the museum's ongoing
commitment to our mission, honoring the history
and heritage of Delta Blues music, musicians and
their important influence."
Show your support for the Delta Blues Museum by purchasing an Engraved Blues Brick that will be used in the Muddy Waters Addition.