Delta Blues Museum
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:
Museum Selected as 2013 National Medal Finalist
National Award Recognizes Exceptional Contributions of Clarksdale Museum
Lady to Present National Medal to Outstanding Museums, Libraries
Celebration Featuring First Lady Michelle Obama Highlights Impact of Mississippi Museum
Blues Museum to Receive 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library
Service - with live viewing
July 2013 Delta Blues Museum Newsletter
About the National Medal for Museum and Library Service