MUSEUM THANKS YOU!
November 03, 2017
Future exhibit hall at Delta Blues Museum--made possible, in part, by YOU.
of Delta Blues Museum,
On behalf of the Delta Blues Museum Board of Directors, staff, students and volunteers, I want to thank each of you who generously donated to help us meet our urgent fundraising goal.
Over one hundred of you helped us raise the necessary $30,000 we needed to match our grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Because of your support, our IMLS "Museums of America" grant will allow us to complete final designs for new permanent exhibits.
The total cost of our
exhibit expansion is estimated to be $1.2M. If you
didn't have a chance to donate and would like to help us
in the next phase of exhibit build-out, consider donating
today to help us match our Delta Regional Authority grant
of nearly $170,000. Call the Museum at
662-627-6820 to make your donation over the phone, or mail
a check to the Delta Blues Foundation, P.O. Box 459, Clarksdale,
Mississippi 38614. For online donations, feel free to use
this secure PayPal link:
Let's keep Delta Blues Museum growing to continue to share the history and heritage of the Blues with the world.
Thanks for helping
us keep the beat!
the Delta Blues Museum
Established in 1979 by the Carnegie Public Library
Board of Trustees and re-organized as a stand-alone museum
in 1999, the Delta Blues Museum is Mississippi's oldest
music museum and the nation's first museum dedicated to
the American art form known as the Blues. A 2013
recipient of the IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library
Services--the nation's highest honor for museum and library
service to the community--and a 2014 winner of the National
Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award, the Delta Blues Museum
is dedicated to creating a welcoming place where visitors
find meaning, value and perspective by exploring the history
and heritage of the unique American musical art form, the
Blues. The Museum is honored to be a Great River Road Interpretive
For more information on events or programs, please call (662) 627-6820, or visit the Museum web site at www.deltabluesmuseum.org.
The "Delta Blues Foundation" is
a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that supports
the work of Delta Blues Museum. All funds solicited through
the Delta Blues Foundation are raised to benefit the Delta
Blues Museum. On-line tax deductible contributions to the
Delta Blues Foundation include the Deeper Roots program
and the General Fund (a monetarily unrestricted contribution
made to the foundation in support of the museum). Memberships
and the Buy a Brick program are funded directly to the Delta
Blues Museum and are not considered tax deductible.
This newsletter is supported in part
by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state
in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal