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Art, Literature & Blues

From art to folklore, hometown heroes to literature, here are some wonderful additions to a multi-faceted vacation in the Delta.

Highway 61 Blues Museum

307 North Broad Street, Leland • 1-866-285-7646 • 662-686-7646

Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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.

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Mississippi Wildlife Heritage Museum & Outdoor Hall of Fame

304 North Broad Street, Leland, MS 662 686-7789

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Puddin Moore as seen on American Pickers

332 Main Street, Greenville • 662-347-3858 OR 662-335-9696

John “Puddin’” Moore has been handcrafting steel artwork here on Walnut Street for more than forty years.

Red Leaf Pottery

P.O. Box 398/1455 0ld Highway 61, Arcola, MS 38722 • 662-827-2020

Pottery by Rebecca & Peyton Potter.

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The Greenville Arts Council Art Gallery E. E. Bass Cultural Arts Center

323 South Main Street • 662-332-2246

Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Also available by appointment.

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.

William Alexander Percy Memorial Library Greenville Writers’ Exhibit

341 Main Street, Greenville • 662-335-2331

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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.