Posts Tagged ‘Museum’

Museum set to show off $3 million worth of renovation

LAUREL — It’s the home stretch for the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, with officials poised to unveil exciting new additions for next week’s 90th anniversary celebration. Last week, Jeannette Walker peered eagerly through the glass top of the doors leading from the museum’s American Gallery to the Stairwell Gallery. Fixed in her gaze was […] [...]

Tornado damage assessments continue as President declares disaster

SOIUTH MISSISSIPPI — President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in the State of Mississippi following a massive tornado that destroyed or heavily damaged more than 800 homes in the southern part of the state. Obama signed the declaration yesterday and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in Forrest and Lamar […] [...]

Tourism tax collections up in the Land of Elvis

TUPELO — Tourism tax receipts in Tupelo hit at least $300,000 benchmark in three of the first four months in the current fiscal year, the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau says. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports tax revenue rose almost 4 percent for the fiscal year. November’s revenue was $311,809 — a record for […] [...]

Lease signed for site of Grammy Museum Mississippi

CLEVELAND — Delta State University has entered into a lease agreement with the Cleveland Music Foundation to provide the property for the construction of the Grammy Museum Mississippi in Cleveland. Delta State University president Dr. John M. Hilpert and Lucy Janoush, president of the Cleveland Music Foundation, the non-profit entity set to build the museum, […] [...]

Expansion project nears completion at Coast museum

OCEAN SPRINGS — Rosemary Roosa and her staff at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs are awaiting the completion of the museum’s $750,000 expansion project. Roosa, the museum’s executive director, says the end of January is the deadline. Groundbreaking on the project was in July. The project is being paid for through […] [...]

After one year, museum expansion nears completion

LAUREL — There is more than meets the eye when it comes to the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art. Hidden from public view in the lower-level vault are all sorts of treasures, including the painting “A Child’s First Steps” by 19th century French artist Jean-Francois Millet. The work, copied famously by Dutch painter Vincent van […] [...]

Expansion plans revealed for Elvis’ childhood home

TUPELO — Two new statutes of Elvis Presley will be placed at his birthplace in Tupelo. “We’re putting an emphasis on Elvis the boy instead of Elvis the entertainer,” said birthplace chairman Henry Dodge. “Elvis the boy is our story.” Dodge said the statues and a nine-table picnic area that can seat more than 50 […] [...]

Bryant presents $1M check for Delta music museum

CLEVELAND — Gov. Phil Bryant visited the Delta State University campus yesterday to present a $1-million check to the Cleveland Music Foundation as the first installment for the establishment of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi in Cleveland. GRAMMY Museum Mississippi is planned to be a more than 20,000-square-foot facility dedicated to exploring the past, present and future […] [...]

Governor’s son opens new aviation museum

VICKSBURG — The Southern Heritage Air Foundation Museum held its grand opening over the weekend at the Vicksburg-Tallulah Regional Airport in Mound, La. The museum will be open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at other times by appointment. The museum is closed on major holidays. “The inspiration for this museum […] [...]

Ohr’s descendants on hand for opening at museum

Biloxi — Two descendants of George Ohr attended the opening of the fifth building completed since Hurricane Katrina devastated the museum dedicated to the man once called “the mad potter of Biloxi.” “My mother was George Ohr’s granddaughter. I like to come to anything that showcases George,” Phyllis Allen of Jackson told The Mississippi Press. […] [...]

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