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Delta Blues Museum

1 Blues Alley PO Box 459

Clarksdale, MS 38614

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2022 Newsletters and Advisories

Newsletter - December, 2022

Volume 15, No. 4 - Delta Regional Authority recognizes Museum Director Shelley Ritter, and board member Dr. Mary A. Williams. Shop for the holidays at the museum gift shop, buy a brick this holiday, or choose the Delta Blues Foundation when shopping online at Amazon. Read More

Gift Shop News - December 02, 2022

Museum Holiday Specials! - From exclusive logo branded items to crossroads souvenirs, visit our gift shop for your holiday gift giving! Read More

E-Vite - November 21, 2022

Shop Museum Store Sunday Online! - Delta Blues Museum invites you to participate in Museum Store Sunday! We have a wide variety of items for Blues fans of all ages - gifts you can't find anywhere else, and more! Read More

Newsletter - November, 2022

Volume 15, No. 3 - New Robert Johnson video feature, and additional virtual tours to be added thanks to MDNHA grant. Celebrate Museum Store Sunday this November, holiday shipping deadlines, and museum holiday closure dates. Buy a Brick as an alternate gift this holiday season. Read More

Gift Shop News - November 05, 2022

Celebrate Museum Store Sunday! - This month, Delta Blues Museum joins with more than 1,800 museum stores around the country to celebrate museum gift shops with a special shopping event on November 27th called Museum Store Sunday. Read More

Press Release - October 13, 2022

Delta Blues Museum Awarded MDNHA Funding for New Virtual Tours - Delta Blues Museum to expand Virtual Tours with anchor artists of blues music, thanks to funding received from the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area (MDNHA). Read More

Advisory - October 04, 2022

Fall is for Blues Fans - Down in the Delta, it's blues festival time. Be sure to stop by the museum while enjoying the October festivals. Read More

Advisory - September 09, 2022

Drive the Great River Road - The Mississippi River Parkway Commission offers The Great River Road - a historic, scenic drive that traces the Mississippi River's course through 10 states and over 3,000 miles. Read More

Gift Shop News - August 05, 2022

Celebrating "The Hook" All Month Long! - Celebrate John Lee Hooker Month at the Museum and check out John Lee Hooker's colorful history in a vivid biography, listen to a CD collection of his greatest songs, or wear a John Lee Hooker-themed tee-shirt. Read More

Newsletter - August, 2022

Volume 15, No. 2 - Celebrating John Lee Hooker month, new permanent exhibits to be unveiled in August, the Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival, MAC operating grant, Christone 'Kingfish' Ingram and more. Read More

Press Release - July 25, 2022

Delta Blues Museum Installing New Permanent Exhibits - Latest phase of new exhibit designs to be unveiled in early August. The Museum in collaboration with Solid Light, Inc will begin installing the much anticipated, new permanent exhibits beginning July 28, 2022. Read More

Press Release - July 08, 2022

Museum Awarded 2022 MAC Grant - The Delta Blues Museum has been awarded a $25,800 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC). The Two-year grant has been awarded to help offset operating expenses. Read More

Gift Shop News - July 07, 2022

Honoring our Military in July! - Several Delta Blues artists have served in the U.S Military, this month is your chance to honor them with exclusive books and CDs at our Gift Shop, and learn more about these heros through our Explore & Learn programs. Read More

Gift Shop News - June 07, 2022

Celebrating Black Music Month at Delta Blues Museum! - Follow the path of The Great Migration alongside some of history's greatest blues musicians, and don't forget to pick up a souvenir of this legendary blues highway at our gift shop! Read More

Press Release - May 25, 2022

Delta Blues Museum is a Blue Star Museum - Delta Blues Museum is again participating in the Blue Star Museum program, benefitting active duty military and their families. Read More

Gift Shop News - May 10, 2022

Celebrate "The King of the Delta Blues" at Delta Blues Museum - Celebrate Robert Johnson Month and see what's in store in our gift shop commemorating the "King of the Delta Blues." Don't forget to follow his life through the museum's explore and learn program. Read More

Calendar Advisory - May 06, 2022

It's "Robert Johnson Month" at Delta Blues Museum! - It's Robert Johnson Month at the Delta Blues Museum. Follow Robert Johnson's life through the museum's explore and learn program. Read More

Press Release - April 14, 2022

New Trumpet Records Exhibit at Delta Blues Museum - The Delta Blues Museum is unveiling its newest exhibit on the history of Jackson-based Trumpet Records, focusing on founder Lillian McMurry and the success of Trumpet's many Delta-based artists. Read More

Gift Shop News - April 14, 2022

This is "Muddy Waters Month" at Delta Blues Museum! - Our gift shop has many souvenirs of this blues legend's life and music, stop by and get your Muddy Waters souvenir today! Read More

Newsletter - April, 2022

Volume 15, No. 1 - Celebrating Muddy Waters Month, Opening Reception for Trumpet Records Exhibit, Juke Joint Festival, announcing Mississippi grammy winners and more. Read More

Gift Shop News - March 16, 2022

Celebrating the Women of the Blues! - In honor of National Women's History Month, we're highlighting the women who helped shape the Blues into America's music. Read More

Gift Shop News - February 11, 2022

Chase away your Winter "Blues!" - Ready for festival season? We have exclusive tees, hoodies, coffee mugs, shot glasses and more featuring the Delta Blues Museum Logo. Read More

Gift Shop News - January 06, 2022

"NEW" Blues for 2022! - Kick off 2022 with an all NEW blues calendar featuring artwork from the 1920's and an accompanying free CD. Read More

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This site made possible through the support of Mississippi Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Humanities and the Rock River Foundation.

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This site made possible through the support of Mississippi Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Humanities and the Rock River Foundation.

Support for the Delta Blues Foudation, Inc has been provided by explore.org, a direct charitable activity of the Annenberg Foundation.

Museum Contact information

1 Blues Alley
Clarksdale, MS 38614
Phone: 662-627-6820
Email: info@deltabluesmuseum.org