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Landmark museum opens at Depot

On May 17th, the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame will open its second of three museums in Hazlehurst at The Depot Museum located on Ragsdale Street.

The Mississippi Music Museum will open in Hazlehurst with a ribbon cutting at 10:00 a.m. and open house until 5:00 p.m. The 3rd museum, Mississippi Music Experience, will open soon in leased space at the Iron Horse Grill in Jackson.

“Our first museum has been open for 10 years at the Jackson Evers International Airport. All three of these museums honor our great musicians and our state’s musical heritage,” stated Dr. Jim Brewer, Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame Founder and Chair.

The museums are funded without the use of state or federal funds. Each has relied on the “creative economy” in creative funding ways and volunteer efforts. The Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame in its 20 years of operation has been successful in bringing to the attention to the public that Mississippi is the birthplace of America’s music.

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