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Delta Blues Museum

December 15, 2015

It's Christmas: Time for Gifts and Giving


Another year is coming to a close, a time to celebrate the holidays with family and friends, and to give thanks. On behalf of all of us at the Delta Blues Museum, thanks to our visitors and the blues fans who support our work. And what better way to give more thanks than with a gift to, or a gift from, the Museum? Help us preserve and present the legacy of the Delta Blues: the music, the artists, and the culture that continues today at the Crossroads in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

There are several ways you can show your support.

Donate to our Deeper Roots campaign, which raises funds to build new exhibits and expand current ones for our new Muddy Waters Addition. To contribute: Click Here.

BIG NEWS: We have received a grant of $100,000 to complete the final design of the new permanent exhibits. It's a matching grant, meaning we must raise $100,000 to fulfill it. Donate to the Deeper Roots campaign to help us reach that goal. And thanks to the Museums for America award from the Institute for Museums and Library Services for the award.

Buy a DBM Blues Brick. For $75, a custom engraved brick makes you, your business, or that special someone a permanent part of the Delta Blues Museum. Bricks are placed in the walkway in front of the Museum's home in the historic Illinois Central railroad depot. Give a brick for the holidays, and get one for yourself while you're at it. To buy, Click Here.


Shop for DBM Souvenirs from our online store. From tee shirts and hoodies to coffee mugs, from Crossroads highway signs to posters, our Gift Shop has the perfect gifts for blues fans. Click Here to view and order.

Become a member. DBM members receive free admission, discounts on souvenirs from our Gift Shop, advance invitations to exhibit openings, and other benefits. Click Here to sign up.

Donate to our General Fund. Help us maintain our day-to-day operations so we can serve the 18,000 visitors who come from all over the world to see our exhibits. Click Here to donate.

Subscribe to our Newsletter from our online store. From tee shirts and hoodies to coffee mugs, from Crossroads highway signs to posters, our Gift Shop has the perfect gifts for blues fans. Click Here to view and order.

Join our Facebook pageInvite friends to "like" our page-and meet the 20,000 other blues fans who have signed up. Click Here to join.

About 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.

Through its DEEPER ROOTS campaign, the museum seeks $1.2 million for new and enhanced exhibits: Expanded exhibits, including those to be housed in the Muddy Waters Addition, will enable the cultural organization to better preserve and display the history and work of blues artists from the Mississippi Delta, and advance the Museum's ability to "tell" stories that inspire and educate future generations about this important American art form.

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

Members of the press may register on the Museum's website to access the PRESS ROOM for further information, images and materials.

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2013 IMLS Award

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Shelley Ritter, Director

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.