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Help Mississippi's First Music Museum

Match Funds by OCTOBER 31st!

October 24, 2017


Future exhibit hall at Delta Blues Museum--made possible, in part, by YOU.

Dear Friends of Delta Blues Museum,

Coming to you with an important request.

The Delta Blues Museum has been approved for a $30,000 grant that must be matched dollar-for-dollar by October 31 in order to receive the grant money. Would you or your business please consider giving a tax-deductible donation to help us reach this goal?

Every dollar counts.

Due to recent cuts in arts funding, the Museums is not allowed an extension on this grant. Therefore, this is a "use it or lose it" situation at a critical point in our exhibit expansion: If each of our Museum friends were to donate just $25, the grant and matched funds would allow us to begin fabrication on new exhibit designs, to be ready for installation in time for our 40th anniversary in 2019.

Please donate today.

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:

Your help is much needed and much appreciated, as time is truly of the essence.

Thanks for helping us keep the beat!
Shelley Ritter
Museum Director


About 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 Center.

For more information on events or programs, please call (662) 627-6820, or visit the Museum web site at

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.

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This newsletter is supported in part by funding from the Mississippi Arts Commission, a state agency, and,
in part, from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.