This week The Memphis Flyer made this wonderful suggestion:
GIFT A MUSEUM: One way to give the gift of Memphis is to give the opportunity to experience our art, history, and culture – and there’s a lot to choose from. For history buffs, music nerds, or art aficionados, Memphis’ museums offer a veritable smorgasbord of sights and sounds. Another great thing about museums? They’re warm in the winter and air-conditioned in the summer, making them a great way to get out of the house – especially when family is visiting and the house feels two sizes too small. Here are a few to choose from: . . . Cotton Museum Long before music and food tourism, Grizzlies basketball, and FedEx, cotton was the cash crop of Memphis, which is why the Cotton Museum purports to “tell the story of how Memphis came to be.” It’s a cozy museum on the corner of Union and Front Downtown, and it’s the doorway to some of Memphis’ formative history. Individual memberships are $45, and family memberships start at $75 a year. – Jesse Davis
Thank you Jesse and the Flyer! Happy Holidays!