FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2017
The Cotton Museum to Host 5th Annual Cotton Boll Brunch on June 9, 2017
Memphis, TN – The Cotton Museum is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Cotton Boll Brunch will be held from 11:30am – 1:00pm at The Cotton Museum, located at 65 Union Ave., on Friday, June 9, 2017.
Join the King and Queen of Carnival Memphis at a seated luncheon on the trading floor of the Memphis Cotton Exchange, as it was on the last day of trading! Stop by the Museum between 11:30am and 1:00pm to enjoy brunch and complimentary brunch cocktails, live music, and a special exhibition highlighting the history of Carnival Memphis.
The Cotton Boll Brunch is open to the public with registration available via The Cotton Museum website www.memphiscottonmuseum.org/cottonbollbrunch. Member tickets, available to members of The Cotton Museum, Carnival Memphis, and Grand Krewes, are $40 for individuals and $75 for couples. Non-member tickets are $50 for individuals and $90 for couples. Tickets for children aged 12 years and under are $12. In addition to purchasing tickets online, guests may also purchase tickets at the door the day of the event.
All Proceeds from the event will support the Cotton Museum’s Education Program. The funds raised will be used to provide free admission and guided tours for hundreds of local children. Your support brings cultural opportunities to students and strengthens our community by teaching the next generation about the history we all share. The Cotton Museum is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit and a membership or donation to the museum is tax-deductible.
Matt Hicks, Office Manager of The Cotton Museum, said, “We’re looking forward to celebrating the Carnival Memphis festivities and hosting the 5th Annual Cotton Boll Brunch. The Cotton Museum and Carnival Memphis both share in the story of cotton—the plant that changed the American South and the world—and we’re proud to support Carnival Memphis’ mission to promote Memphis as a great place to live and work.”
The 5th Annual Cotton Boll Brunch would not be possible without the generous support of our Corporate Members. The Cotton Museum would like to give special thanks to all our Corporate Members, including Allenberg Cotton Co., Bayer Crop Science, Cargill, Dunavant, Henry Turley Company, Jim Keras Automotive, and Monsanto.
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.
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