From art to folklore, hometown heroes to literature, here are some wonderful additions to a multi-faceted vacation in the Delta.
In the heyday of the blues, over 150 bluesmen lived within a 100-mile radius of Leland. This museum chronicles the story of the Delta Blues and the musicians who helped make it famous and features memorabilia from Little Milton, B.B. King, James “Son” Thomas, Bougaloo Ames, Eddie Cusic, and many others. Be greeted by Pat Thomas, son of legendary “Son” Thomas, a local bluesman, and ask him to draw you a cat head.
Coming Soon – Opening in the March 2017!
John “Puddin’” Moore has been handcrafting steel artwork here on Walnut Street for more than forty years.
Pottery by Rebecca & Peyton Potter.
The Center is housed in the former E. E. Bass Junior High School designed by renowned architect A. Hays Town and built in 1929. The gallery typically hosts seven exhibitions per year with one week between shows.
Greenville’s extraordinary literary tradition has shaped more writers than any town of its size in the country. In the 20th century, more than 100 published writers called Greenville home. The Writers’ Exhibit houses original manuscripts and documents the accomplishments of Shelby Foote to Walker Percy.