The Delta State University Delta Center for Culture and Learning recently review plans for Blues Museum and Visitor’s Center

L to R- Willie Bearden, museum consultant, Wanda Clark and Allan Hammons of Hammons and Associates, Mississippi Blues Trail designers, Luther Brown, Delta Center and MS Delta National Heritage Area, Mary Beth Wilkerson, MDA/Mississippi Tourism, and Scott Blake, museum consultant.

L to R- Willie Bearden, museum consultant, Wanda Clark and Allan Hammons of Hammons and Associates, Mississippi Blues Trail designers, Luther Brown, Delta Center and MS Delta National Heritage Area, Mary Beth Wilkerson, MDA/Mississippi Tourism, and Scott Blake, museum consultant.

The Delta State University Delta Center for Culture and Learning was recently invited to review plans for the new Gateway to the Blues Museum and Visitor’s Center located on Highway 61 in Tunica. The Delta Center was included because it is now the manager of the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area. 

The visitor’s center is currently open, and the museum will be under construction soon, opening in 2014.  The new visitor’s center is adjacent to the previous one, but is now located in an old railroad terminal that was moved from Dundee.  The museum will house the fine collection of artifacts that was formerly on display in the Horseshoe Casino, and will direct visitors along the Mississippi Blues Trail.

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