Posts Tagged ‘Museum’

Former RR depot gets new life as transportation museum

VICKSBURG — The city of Vicksburg is celebrating the opening of the Old Depot Museum. It’s housed in the former Yazoo and Mississippi River Valley Railroad Depot. The grand opening was held yesterday. The museum in downtown Vicksburg features a huge collection of ship models and riverboat models. “We have an exhibit of tow boats […] [...]

Jefferson Davis descendant named director of Beauvoir

BILOXI — The great-great-grandson of Jefferson Davis is now the director of Beauvoir, the last home of the president of the Confederacy. The Sun Herald reports Bertram Hayes-Davis accepted the keys to the Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library Wednesday. Former acting director Richard Forte Sr. will continue as chairman of the combined boards of […] [...]

Supervisors back proposed center focused on history of cotton

CLEVELAND — The Bolivar County Board of Supervisors has endorsed a proposal for a new center dedicated to the history of cotton. The Bolivar Commercial reports officials with the nonprofit Khafre Inc. told supervisors the center would be located on U.S. 61 in Mound Bayou. Plans are to start work sometime within the next year. […] [...]

Elvis museum targets August for completion of expansion

by Associated Press Published: June 21,2012

Tags: birthplace, construction, cultural tourism, expansion, Heritage, Museum, music, rock and roll, tourism, tourist, visitor

TUPELO — The Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum in Tupelo is planning for an August completion of a $4.3 million expansion. The expansion includes a 120-seat theater where fans can watch films and live performances in a 120-seat theater and an outdoor amphitheater with seating for 75. Rock seats have been installed and will be […] [...]

Graceland celebrating 30 years as tourist destination

by Associated Press Published: June 14,2012

Tags: cultural tourism, home, house, Museum, music, rock and roll, tourism, tourists, vacationers, vacationing, vacations, visitors

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a success. Nearly 18 million visitors later, the house where Elvis Presley once lived is a money-making business that’s helped transform the city of Memphis into a top destination for music lovers. But Presley’s ex-wife […] [...]

Transportation museum to open in old depot this week

VICKSBURG — Vicksburg’s long-awaited transportation museum will open Friday in the former depot of the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad. Lamar Roberts, the museum director, tells the Vicksburg Post Friday’s “soft opening” is in advance of the scheduled grand opening July 15. Roberts says admission fees will be reduced during the first month since some […] [...]

Delta group wants state funds for Grammy Museum

CLEVELAND — A Cleveland group raising funds for a Grammy Museum to celebrate the state’s musical heritage is seeking $6 million to support its cause. Project manager R. Allan Hammons told a crowded room of legislators that the museum would be the first satellite of the national Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. The Cleveland Music […] [...]

Infinity Science Center complete, exhibition work continues, Spring 2012 opening

“Our goal is to really inspire the next generation of explorers.” That is the mission plan of the highly-anticipated Infinity Science Center at John C. Stennis Space Center in Bay St. Louis. Infinity development director John Wilson and the center’s non-profit foundation are going over ribbon cutting plans for the 72,000 square-foot, $42 million museum […] [...]

Country music star eyeing site for new museum

PHILADELPHIA — Country music star Marty Stuart has talked with business and community leaders about locating a museum in Philadelphia to house his memorabilia. The Neshoba Democrat reports Stuart, a Philadelphia native, and his wife recently talked with the Mississippi Country Music Commission about the project. Talks about opening a facility to house Stuart’s collection […] [...]

Grammy satellite museum to land in Cleveland

by Clay Chandler Published: April 21,2011

Tags: CLEVELAND, Delta Music Institute, grammy, MEC Annual Meeting, Mississippi, Museum, Robert Santelli

Gov. Haley Barbour and Grammy Museum executive director Robert Santelli announced at Mississippi Economic Council’s annual meeting last week in Jackson that Cleveland will eventually be home to the first Grammy museum outside of Los Angeles. “We looked at a state that would be best suited for spreading the word about artistic excellence,” Santelli told […] [...]

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