B.B. King Museum

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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 "empower, unite and heal through music, art and education and share with the world the rich cultural heritage of the Mississippi Delta."[1] The museum, named for blues legend, B.B. King, is located in his hometown of Indianola, Mississippi, in the United States.

Museum history and purpose[edit]

The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center opened in Indianola Mississippi 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 King and displays exhibits about his life and the lives of other musicians of the delta region and the culture where the blues arose. The museum commemorates the famous blues artist, B.B King, who was from the Mississippi Delta. The museum has multiple exhibits highlighting King's Delta Blue music. Exhibits include interactive exhibits, King memorabilia, and stories. The museum seeks to help preserve Delta Blues and its culture by promoting its importance.

In 2015, shortly after his death at age 89, King was buried at the museum and center in a planned memorial garden.[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ B. B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, web site. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
  2. ^ Staff writer (May 28, 2015). "Beale Street says goodbye to B.B. King". WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee. Retrieved March 31, 2017. 
  3. ^ Boger, Paul (June 1, 2015). "Blues Legend B.B. King Laid To Rest In Indianola". Mississippi Public Broadcasting. Retrieved March 31, 2017. 

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