New Tupelo Museum Is Ready

The ‘new’ Tupelo Museum, next to Elvis' birth house, is ready and opens it's doors again on the January 8, 2007. Designer Scott Blake, who designed museums for the Kremlin and the Vatican, focuses on the story of Elvis' life in Tupelo using dramatic themes, artifacts, audio and video clips. Two-thirds of the exhibit highlight young Elvis and use muted colors and textures to tell that tale, while the last third showcases Elvis as a performer with vibrant hues and backdrops & original stage outfits to accentuate that part of his life. A special eyecatcher is a display signifying the special friendship between Janelle McComb and Elvis. McComb donated most of the memorabilia for the museum, which was given to her as a gift by Presley himself.
Source: ElvisMatters / Updated: Jan 6, 2007 
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stanton (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 13, 2007report abuse
It reminds me of Elvis`Army Home in Germany; here nothing big is happening either. I wonder why the places Elvis lived in out of Memphis are so little focused by EPE; there would be so much that could be done - especially since there are not all that many. Museums, exhibitions etc. They could be kept as neat as Graceland and through that have more people from all parts of the world get an entrance to Elvis`old homes, too. And the little places would help keeping his memories alive, too.
MR61 (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 7, 2007report abuse
Its a pity that more isnt made of tupelo ,its is just treated as memphis little brother i am sure the esate could help more.
Greg Nolan (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 7, 2007report abuse
Although Tupelo remains in more ways than one in the shadow of Memphis, particularly in the hearts of Elvis fans, I found the town and setting quite charming to visit in 1993. I'm glad they're keeping it up to date. For Elvis fans who come around the world (and nation ) to Memphis (and hopefully not just Graceland) please try to make the trek to Tupelo. Hard-core fans, at least, will get a big kick out of it, assuming all that was still there when I went is still around.
June (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 6, 2007report abuse
Cannot wait to see it but will not be able to make the drive from Memphis until next weekend.

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