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Marker to honor Delta Blues Museum

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CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — The Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale is being honored with a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail on Thursday.

The Delta Blues Museum was founded on Jan. 31, 1979. It moved to its current site in a former railroad depot in 1999.

The museum's exhibits pay tribute to the history of the blues. It also has education programs for young musicians.

A Muddy Waters wing was added to the museum in 2012. Other blues artists featured in displays at the museum have included Son House, Mississippi John Hurt, Big Joe Williams, Little Milton, B.B. King, Big Mama Thornton, Charlie Musselwhite, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Ike Turner and Bo Diddley.

The primary festival stage on Blues Alley near to the museum was built in 1999.

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