Press Release (ePRNews.com) - CLEVELAND, Miss. - Sep 07, 2018 - GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi has been awarded a $22,550 grant from the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area (MDNHA). The MDNHA grants program provides strategic investments in programs, projects and activities that help preserve, enhance, interpret and promote the uniqueness of the cultural and heritage experience within the Mississippi Delta.
“We are so honored to be awarded the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area grant,” said GRAMMY Museum Mississippi Executive Director Emily Havens. “This grant will help in our efforts in expanding the music knowledge of the Delta youth through instrumentation, performance and education.”
The Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area fosters preservation, perpetuation and celebration of the Delta’s heritage through a climate of collaboration and sustainable economic development.
We are so honored to be awarded the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area grant. This grant will help in our efforts in expanding the music knowledge of the Delta youth through instrumentation, performance and education.
Through a comprehensive and continual system of engagement and education, the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area leads an inclusive network of partners, institutions and residents in achieving a regional vision.
Led by Dr. Rolando Herts, director of The Delta Center for Culture and Learning at Delta State University, the MDNHA includes 18 counties that contain land located in the alluvial floodplain of the Mississippi Delta: Bolivar, Carroll, Coahoma, DeSoto, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Panola, Quitman, Sharkey, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tunica, Warren, Washington and Yazoo.
For more information on MDNHA, contact The Delta Center for Culture and Learning at 662.846.4311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. GRAMMY Museum Mississippi is located at 800 W. Sunflower Rd., Cleveland, Miss., 38732.
About GRAMMY Museum Mississippi
Developed by the Cleveland Music Foundation — a nonprofit organization founded in 2011 — the 28,000-square-foot GRAMMY Museum Mississippi is housed near the campus of Delta State University, home of the Delta Music Institute’s Entertainment Industry Studies program, which features the most unique audio recording facilities in the South. Affiliated with the Recording Academy™, GRAMMY Museum Mississippi is dedicated to exploring the past, present and future of music and the cultural context from which it emerges while casting a focused spotlight on the deep musical roots of Mississippi. The museum features a dynamic combination of public events, educational programming, engaging multimedia presentations and interactive permanent and traveling exhibits, including a Mississippi-centric area that introduces visitors to the impact of Mississippi’s songwriters, producers and musicians on the traditional and modern music landscape.
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NaCherrie L. Cooper
Marketing & Communications Manager
GRAMMY Museum Mississippi