B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center

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B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola, Mississippi showing the cotton gin at which B.B. King worked.

The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center is a Delta blues museum with the mission to "preserve and share the legacy and values of B. B. King, to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the Mississippi Delta, and to promote pride, hope, and understanding through exhibitions and educated programs."[1] The museum is located at 400 Second Street, Indianola, Mississippi, USA, B.B. King's hometown.

The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center opened on September 13, 2008. The museum features a restored brick cotton gin building in which B.B. King worked in the 1940s. The museum also contains an extensive collection of artifacts owned by B.B. King and displays exhibits about his life and the lives of other musicians of the delta region and the culture where the blues arose.[2][3]

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  1. ^ B. B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, web site, accessed April 2, 2007
  2. ^ "B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center". Bbkingmuseum.org. Archived from the original on February 6, 2010. Retrieved February 17, 2010. 
  3. ^ John F. Ross "B.B. Gets His Own Museum," American Heritage, Winter 2009.

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