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Delta Blues Museum

A Message from Museum Director Shelley Ritter

Out of abundant concern for our staff, volunteers, students, visitors and other guests, Delta Blues Museum will temporarily close beginning Wednesday, March 18th through Thursday, April 2nd. Any scheduled events during this time will also be rescheduled. Additionally, our Arts & Education classes will be cancelled during this time.

It is our hope to reopen on Friday, April 3rd to kick off Muddy Waters Month at the Museum. We will, of course, be closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis in the interim and will make operational decisions as warranted.

Music can be a comfort at this time: For those in self-imposed quarantine or who may be sheltering in place, we hope you will explore our website and enjoy our “Explore and Learn” interactive series on several Blues greats and the art form the world has come to know and love. Or check out our Featured Videos & Podcasts. If you’re looking to expand your music collection, please visit our Online Shop for a wide variety of Blues albums and collections.

At the Museum, we have reinforced our public health practices and policies to maintain a sanitary and safe environment in our public spaces. For our current public health policies, please visit our website. The Museum is lucky to have a building design that provides large, open spaces for our visitors. Once reopened, we will ask that guests remain mindful of “social distancing” and take advantage of our publicly-available sanitization products.

We will keep you updated on any and all changes during this time and regret any convenience. On behalf of the Museum, we send our very best to those who have been affected by the pandemic and hope to see you all very soon, in the land where Blues began.

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