In honor of Bill Haslam’s inauguration as the state’s 49th governor, the West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center is joining with cultural and historical attractions across the state to stay open and offer free admission on Saturday, January 15, 2011.
The theme of the inaugural celebration is “Tennesseans: Working Together, Moving Forward.” In the spirit of this theme, the governor-elect has asked that cultural establishments, tourist attractions, museums and other points of interest open their doors on Inauguration Day at no charge to the public.
“We’d like to offer this day as a time for Tennesseans across the state to come together in the celebration – wherever they are in the state - and take part in our culture, inventions, history and heritage, as a collective people,” says Kim Kaegi, director of the Haslam inaugural team.
|Home of Blues Pioneer Sleepy John Estes.|
, located at 121 Sunny Hill Cove behind McDonald’s, will be open from until The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center is home to three museums that explore the early history of cotton production in Delta Heritage Center West Tennessee, music greats who were born and called West Tennessee home and the scenic , the last wild river of the lower Hatchie River . Also located ont he grounds of the Delta Heritage Center is the last home of blues pioneer Sleepy John Estes. Mississippi
All Tennesseans are encouraged to be a part of this historical event by visiting their local museums. Other museums in
and Brownsville will also participate and include the Stanton , Haywood County Museum , Felsenthal Lincoln Collection, Haywood County Sports Museum and the Dunbar-Carver Museum and Lending Library. Stanton Welcome Center
, located at the Haywood County Museum , 127 North Grand, will be open from The College Hill Center and the Felsenthal Lincoln Collection, housed at the Center, will also be available for viewing during this time. College Hill was originally established as the Brownsville Baptist Women's College in 1851 and later became the Haywood County Sports Museum . Haywood County High School
The Stanton Welcome Center and Lending Library will also open. The Center is located at 49 Main Street in Stanton, and serves as an archive for history and memorabilia for the Town of Stanton, family histories of Stantonians, and digitizes historical photos and stories.
To find other attractions across the state who are paritcipating, visit http://www.billhaslam.net/