Volume 13, No. 4 | November 2020
KEEPING THE BEAT
The Official Newsletter of the Delta Blues Museum
*NEW* VIRTUAL TOURS NOW ONLINE!
Take a Field Trip through "The Land Where Blues Began" with our new virtual tours, created by Mississippi filmmaker Coop Cooper:
These new tours feature Clarksdale musicians Lee Williams, Terry "Big T" Williams, and James "Super Chikan" Johnson as your personal tour guides through our gallery, telling stories of the Blues artists that influenced these local musicians personally and shaped their professional careers.
These tours are free and available on our website!
Donations are suggested and greatly appreciated.
DELTA BLUES MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED ON FOLLOWING DATES
Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 26)
Christmas (Dec. 25-26)
New Year's Day (Jan. 1)
GIFTS FOR BLUES FANS!
Celebrate the holidays at the Delta Blues Museum Gift Shop
Visit our Gift Shop and celebrate the holidays with gifts ranging from a "Live from the Mississippi Delta" photo book signed by author Panny Mayfield, a Muddy Waters Stovall Work Shirt, or Highways 61/49 Crossroads sign sets. Gift your friends or family with our Cigar Box Guitar Kit, a 2021 Blues Calendar, or a "Delta Blues" CD Set!
MAKE A DIFFERENCE THIS HOLIDAY
While shopping for your Non-Blues related gifts on Amazon, please be sure to select the Delta Blues Museum for your Amazon Smile! donations. We deeply appreciate your support in helping to keep the blues alive! smile.amazon.com
ADDITIONAL GRANTS AWARDED
Delta Blues Museum is pleased to announce additional grants awarded from our friends at the Mississippi Arts Commission (MAC).
Funds granted by MAC are made possible by continued funding from the Mississippi State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts. An Operating Grant will support ongoing expenses during the pandemic; the Rapid Response Grant supports the creation of new virtual tours of Delta Blues Museum, in an effort to support small-scale arts activities and to adapt artistic-focused work in an online setting.
We remain grateful to our funding partners for their ongoing support of our mission.
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Thanks for your continued and future support!
Shelly 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.
This site is made possible through support from the Mississippi Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Rock River Foundation.
This site made possible through the support of Mississippi Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Humanities and the Rock River Foundation.
Support for the Delta Blues Foudation, Inc has been provided by explore.org, a direct charitable activity of the Annenberg Foundation.
Museum Contact information
Clarksdale, MS 38614