Delta Blues Museum Acceptance of
National Medal for Museum and Library Service
in White House Ceremony


May 9, 2013
2013 National Award Ceremony - Washington DC

Delta Blues Museum

White House
Washington DC

First Lady Michelle Obama (right) presents the National Medal for Museum and Library Service to Delta Blues Museum in a White House ceremony Wednesday. Accepting the award (left to right) are community member Travis Calvin and Delta Blues Museum Executive Director Shelley Ritter.

The National Medal is the nationís highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community and celebrates institutions that make a difference for individuals, families, and communities.

The 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service Ceremony was streamed live. Click here for the archived footage www.whitehouse.gov.






For additional articles leading up to the acceptance of the National Medal by the Delta Blues Museum, please read on:

Delta Blues Museum Selected as 2013 National Medal Finalist
February 14, 2013
Delta Blues Museum
Press Release
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National Award Recognizes Exceptional Contributions of Clarksdale Museum
April 23, 2013
Press Release
www.imls.gov
Read More

First Lady to Present National Medal to Outstanding Museums, Libraries
May 2, 2013
Media Advisory
www.imls.gov
Read More

Celebration Featuring First Lady Michelle Obama Highlights Impact of Mississippi Museum
May 8, 2013
Delta Blues Museum
Press Advisory
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Delta Blues Museum to Receive 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service - with live viewing
May 8, 2013
Delta Blues Museum
White House, Washington DC
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July 2013 Delta Blues Museum Newsletter
July 19, 2013
Delta Blues Museum
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About the National Medal for Museum and Library Service
2013 Selection Criteria
IMLS
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