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New kiosk opens at Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum

The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in Jackson is full of stories — and now it has a new way to tell them.

The first of four new kiosks is operational, and three more are scheduled to be online by the end of next week, said Rick Cleveland, the museum’s executive director.

The museum also is presenting a new exhibit on Olympic star Bianca Knight of Ridgeland. It includes her red shoes and the flag that she draped herself with after winning a gold medal in the 4×100 meter relay event in the 2012 London Games.

And more changes are coming quickly to the museum at 1152 Lakeland Drive. Cleveland said the Olympic Room – last updated in 2004 – will become current by the end of February. A new inside entrance, which will focus on the current state hall of fame inductees, should be completed in 60 days.

The new touch-screen kiosks replace the original kiosks that were installed when the museum opened in 1996. The original kiosks were limited to video of one sport each, but the new ones will incorporate all of the video sports footage in each machine. Cleveland estimates the project cost the museum about $40,000.

The museum is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adult admission is $5, with discounts for seniors, students and children.



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