April 10, 2013
Join us for the unveiling of the Delta Blues Museum
Blues Trail Marker.
Hosted by the Music Trails Program
& the Mississippi Development Authority / Division of Tourism.
Delta Blues Museum, 1 Blues Alley, Clarksdale, Mississippi
Thursday, April 11th, 2013 at 5:00 PM
the Delta Blues Museum
Since its creation in 1979,
the Delta Blues Museum has worked to preserve, interpret,
and encourage a deep interest in the story of the Blues.
As one of the oldest music museums in the United States--and
the oldest in the state of Mississippi--the Delta Blues
Museum honors the culture and the musicians that shaped
this deeply rooted art form. A 2013 finalist for
the IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Services,
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 of the blues. The Museum's current DEEPER
ROOTS campaign seeks $1.2 million for new and enhanced
exhibits for Phase II of its expansion--which includes the
new Muddy Waters Addition--enabling the museum to better
preserve and display the history and work of Blues artists
from the Mississippi Delta, and advancing the Museum's ability
to "tell" stories that inspire and educate future generations
about this important American art form.
To find out more
about DEEPER ROOTS online, visit www.deltabluesmuseum.org/deeperroots
or contact the Museum Director for details.
For more information on events or programs, please call (662) 627-6820, or visit the Museum web site at www.deltabluesmuseum.org.
*Members of the press may access the museum's PRESS
ROOM for further information, images and materials via
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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 agency.