Delta Blues Museum to Receive
National Medal for Museum and Library Service
Today in White House Ceremony

Celebration Featuring First Lady Michelle Obama Highlights Impact of Mississippi Museum

May 8, 2013
Delta Blues Museum

White House
Washington DC
Delta Blues Museum - 2013

This afternoon, in a White House ceremony in the East Room, First Lady Michelle Obama will join Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Director Susan Hildreth to present the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to Delta Blues Museum. The nation’s highest honor conferred on museums and libraries for service to the community, the National Medal celebrates institutions that make a difference for individuals, families, and communities. Shelley Ritter, Delta Blues Museum’s executive director and community member Travis Calvin will accept the National Medal.

The 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service Ceremony will be streamed live on beginning at 1:30 p.m. EDT.

Click here for the full press release--images will be available to media in the Press Area as photos are distributed.

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