Volume 15, No. 3 | November 2022
The Official Newsletter of the Delta Blues Museum
NEW FUNDING FOR NEW VIRTUAL TOURS...
...Starting with a Field Trip Through the Life of Robert Johnson
Thanks to a Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area (MDNHA) grant, Delta Blues Museum will soon expand our Virtual Tours! Production is underway for our next online video feature that will focus on Blues legend Robert Johnson, as we look to create additional web-based content chronicling other important "anchor artists" of Blues music.
We will also add five new Virtual Tours led by current musicians with connections to Blues legends. The new video content will be created by Mississippi filmmakers Joe York and Coop Cooper. Additionally, we are developing a snapshot of the life and music of Howlin' Wolf through a new interactive Explore & Learn feature.
If you haven't taken a Field Trip or Virtual Tour with us, please be our guest!
All of Delta Blues Museum's Virtual Tours and Field Trips are free to the public.
Viewer donations are suggested and appreciated.
DON'T MISS: MUSEUM STORE SUNDAY
This month, Delta Blues Museum joins with more than 1,800 museum stores around the country to celebrate museum gift shops with a special shopping event on November 27th called Museum Store Sunday. This national focus on the unique gift shops of museums and cultural institutions highlights the important role they play for their parent institutions - from revenue to education, museum gift shops add much value to the museum experience.
Throughout November, we're putting the spotlight on a few of our many souvenirs. From calendars to keychains, cigar box guitars to posters, our mix of Blues items will please every Delta Blues fan. Whether you're visiting in person or shopping online, make your trip to the Delta a memorable one by making a purchase from our Gift Shop.
The Museum appreciates your patronage and support - thank you.
HOLIDAY SHOPPING, SHIPPING & HOURS
Looking for holiday gifts in our Gift Shop? Be sure to place your orders in time for your loved ones to receive their Delta Blues Museum souvenirs!
Since Christmas Eve falls on a Saturday, customers should plan on a Saturday delivery if shipping via UPS.
FOR SATURDAY 12/24 DELIVERY - 2ND DAY AIR
packages must be shipped no later than Thursday 12/22 and must include Saturday Delivery.
FOR SATURDAY 12/24 DELIVERY - OVERNIGHT
packages must be shipped no later than Friday 12/23 and must include Saturday Delivery.
If you're shopping in person with us, please plan around our upcoming holiday schedule -
Thursday, November 24th (closed)
Saturday, December 24th (closed)
Monday, December 26th (closed)
Monday, January 2nd (closed)
We will be OPEN during regular business hours on Saturday, December 31st (New Year's Eve).
INTO ALTERNATIVE GIFT-GIVING?
A great way to pay tribute to your favorite Blues fan!
When you purchase a custom-engraved blues brick for just $100, your customized brick will be incorporated into the architecture of the Delta Blues Museum and on display for generations to come.
Each brick can hold up to four lines of your preferred engraving. Orders of multiple bricks can be purchased and these orders placed together. Location of your brick(s) will be determined by current architectural design.
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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