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November 7, 2016
The Cotton Museum Accepts Grant from Archer Daniels Midland Company for An Evening with William Ferris
Memphis, TN – Archer Daniels Midland Company recently granted $2,500 to The Cotton Museum. The grant funds were used to offset the costs associated with “An Evening with William Ferris,” the book talk hosted by the Museum on October 8th, 2016. The book talk was attended by over 60 friends of the Museum and members of the greater Memphis community.
The Cotton Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to exploring the art and culture of the American South and to sharing the dynamic story of cotton, the plant that built the Bluff City, fueled is financial growth, and influenced the cultural fabric of the Mid-South. With its collections and exhibits located on the floor of the historic Memphis Cotton Exchange, the Museum educates the public about the history of cotton, the Mississippi Delta region, and the broader American South through daily tours and special programs and events.
Archer Daniels Midland Company grant was made through its ADM Cares program. The ADM Cares program is a social investment program that directs funds to initiatives and organizations that drive meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide. The program comprises three distinct focus areas: supporting the responsible development of agriculture, improving the quality of life in ADM communities and fostering employee giving and volunteer activities.
About The Cotton Museum
At the historic Cotton Museum in downtown Memphis we’re re-discovering the American South and telling the dynamic story of the plant that built the Bluff City. The Museum is located on the historic floor of the Memphis Cotton Exchange – where cotton traders once stood at the center of the global cotton economy. Since opening its doors in 2006, the Cotton Museum has attracted nearly 100,000 visitors from across the country and around the world, and established itself as the most important national museum devoted to preserving and interpreting the story of the plant that shaped our shared history.
The Cotton Museum