State and local representatives gathered at the Mississippi gallery at the grammy museum to reveal a new interactive exhibit. It allows visitors to interact with a touch screen wall to learn about where certain music artists are from in the state. Divided into 5 regions, the interactive map shows what region, county and city each artist was either born or raised.
Mike Buday: "This interactive map is a perfect compliment to what has been going on here in the Mississippi room. It is inspiring people to learn more about Mississippi's musical heritage, the great artist who have come from every corner of the state. And now with this new interactive map, you can actually pinpoint and trace where everybody is from across the five regions of the state."
This new exhibit was granted by the state which allocated $200,000 dollars for its construction. The museum itself has allowed cleveland and the delta to become destination point for tourists and this new exhibit provides visitors with new ways to learn about various artists and understand why Mississippi is the birthplace of america's music.
Rep. Tracey Rosebud: "This project is great for the ms delta and especially cleveland ms. It is wonderful for tourism in the state as a whole. We love to see what this will bring all the surrounding communities."
The wall was definitely a beautiful site.
"We also have pictures that pay a nod to the past and present musicians because it is a musical heritage that is alive in ms as well as its past."
Commissioner willie simmons has said that this wall is a win-win for the tourist and for the great state of Mississippi.