November 29, 2016
Help Mississippi's First Music Museum
TODAY to Complete New Exhibit Designs!
Be part of #GivingTuesday, November 29th, 2016
DELTA BLUES MUSEUM
Today, as you may know, we're participating
a global movement to celebrate year-end charitable giving.
Our goal? ... to raise much-needed remaining funding
to complete the design phase of our exhibit expansion,
so that we can begin fabrication of what will be state-of-the-art
exhibits to deepen the story we tell about this most important
American art form we know as The Blues.
Exhibit design firm Solid Light from Louisville, Kentucky,
has been working with Executive Director Shelley Ritter
since 2010 to create appropriate and meaningful exhibit
designs for the Delta Blues Museum, aiming to broaden the
educational offerings of the Museum and allow visitors to
experience a deeper story of the Blues and how it has shaped
modern music worldwide as we know it. Completion
of these designs, however, depends on funding, and we need
today to the #GivingTuesday
Through the #GivingTuesday
campaign, the Museum is asking for your help to raise
additional funds to complete designs for this much-needed
exhibit expansion. New exhibits will focus heavily
on the 1940's documentation of Blues in Coahoma County and
the "discovery" of Muddy Waters, showcasing his former home
from Stovall Plantation.
Please help us reach of our goal of $60,000 raised today!
Visit our campaign
page for all details and to make your tax-deductible
Please help us make our expansion vision a reality for generations to come.
If you have any questions or would like more information,
please let us know. Thank you in advance for your generosity,
and be sure to visit our online campaign
page to see the great donor incentives we're offering and to learn more about how your donation will make a difference.
Help 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
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.
For more information on events or programs, please
call (662) 627-6820, or visit the Museum web site at www.deltabluesmuseum.org.
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