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 in 2012.
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
Show your support
for the Delta Blues Museum by purchasing
an Engraved Blues Brick that will be used
in the Muddy Waters Addition.