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

May 9, 2013
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 nation's highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community and celebrates institutions that make a difference for individuals, families, and communities.

2013 National Award Ceremony - Washington DC

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

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First Lady to Present National Medal to Outstanding Museums, Libraries

May 2, 2013
Media Advisory
www.imls.gov

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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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