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Crew Training InternationaI renews naming sponsorship of Pink Palace Museum Giant Screen Theater

Posted on June 14, 2019 by Museum Staff

The Pink Palace Family of Museums is proud to announce Crew Training International (CTI) Flight Training School located in Millington, Tennessee, has renewed their naming sponsorship of the Museum’s CTI Giant Screen Theater.  CTI has been the naming sponsor of the Theater since 2004.

“Crew Training International, Inc. (CTI) recently extended our sponsorship of the CTI Giant Screen Theater at the Pink Palace for an additional three years. Training and education is CTI’s mission, particularly at our Flight Training Academy on Millington-Memphis Airport. The Pink Palace shares that commitment, so we’re excited to continue this partnership,” said Alan L. Mullen, CTI President and CEO.

In addition to being a prolific supporter the Pink Palace Family of Museums, CTI has been an integral part of helping the University of Memphis establish a top notch flight school program. The CTI Flight School entered into a partnership with the University of Memphis in 2018 to offer a Bachelor of Science in Commercial Aviation.

For over 26 years, CTI has been providing exceptional instructional and learning services to the United States Air Force, United States Navy and Marine Corps.  CTI’s reach extends to 79 locations across the US through over 28 different military and civilian contracts. 

The CTI Giant Screen Theater offers state-of-the-art 3D documentaries as well as classic Hollywood movies.  A schedule of movies can be found at www.MemphisMuseums.org.

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Storyboard Memphis broadcasts podcast about Pink Palace Mansion Renovation Project

Posted on June 14, 2019 by Museum Staff

Storyboard Memphis podcast listeners enjoyed a behind-the-scenes Pink Palace tour with museum curators Caroline Carrico and Steve Masler, as they reminisced over their efforts in the 4-year+ mansion renovations and talked about the current slate of Pink Palace exhibits. 

Click here for podcast https://storyboardmemphis.com/storyboard-30-podcast/sb-30-episode-15-talking-pink-palace-restoration-with-curators-caroline-carrico-steve-masler/

 

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Pink Palace Museum looking for Tiger hoops t-shirts for new exhibit

Posted on June 14, 2019 by Museum Staff

Do you have a favorite Tiger basketball t-shirt from the past 100 years? Do you have a great story to go along with that t-shirt? These are questions the Pink Palace Museum is asking Memphis Tiger basketball fans. The Pink Palace Museum will be featuring fan t-shirts in the Pink Palace’s upcoming Tiger Hoops: 100 Years of Memphis Basketball exhibit to be on display March 7 to October 4, 2020.

The Museum is asking Memphis Tiger basketball fans to bring their favorite Tiger basketball t-shirt to the Museum on Sunday, July 28 from noon to 4 pm for Tiger Hoops Community Involvement Day. A free general admission pass will be given to those who bring in a Memphis Tiger basketball t-shirt. One free general admission pass per person.

Not all fan t-shirts will be displayed in the museum exhibit, yet images of every t-shirt submitted will appear online on the exhibit’s website. T-shirts that do go on display will be on loan to the museum from July 28, 2019 until October 9, 2020.

For more information, contact the Pink Palace’s Collections Developer, Jestein Gibson at (901) 636-2327 or jestein.gibson [at] memphistn [dot] gov.

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Wedding Belles on Millionaire’s Row Exhibit Opening at Mallory-Neely and Woodruff-Fontaine Houses

Posted on June 14, 2019 by Museum Staff

The Mallory-Neely and Woodruff-Fontaine Houses announce the opening a one-of-a-kind exhibit of exquisite wedding gowns from the 1830s to the 1960s. The Wedding Belles on Millionaire’s Row exhibit opened June 7, 2019.

Dozens of exquisite wedding gowns spanning from the 1830s-1960s will be on display at both Houses. The Mallory-Neely House will have floral decorations inspired by the Neely daughters’ Victorian-era weddings held in the house.

“The gowns are incredible! Most of the gowns are in remarkably good condition, especially the 19th century pieces. Many of the dresses were worn by Memphis brides,” said Holly Jansen, Mallory-Neely House Manager.

The Mallory-Neely House exhibit is on display all summer long. The Woodruff-Fontaine House exhibit is open for the month of June. For more information about the exhibit, call 901-523-1484 or e-mail Holly Jansen at holly.jansen [at] memphistn [dot] gov

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International Paper Awards Grants to the Pink Palace Museum and Lichterman Nature Center

Posted on March 28, 2019 by Museum Staff

The Pink Palace Family of Museums is proud to announce two recently awarded program grants from The International Paper Foundation. Both programs provide no-cost admission for students attending Title 1 schools in Tennessee.  A $25,000 grant will fund environmental education programs at Lichterman Nature Center, including the Animals Alive! program which introduces students to animals native to the Mid-South. The grants sponsor admission for field trips for nearly 4,000 Shelby County K-12 students who would otherwise not have the opportunity to experience these programs.

The second grant of $25,000 supports the Pink Palace Museum Education Department’s Discovery Days program, which are activities and demonstrations centered around the exhibits. Discovery Days 2019 focuses on Memorable Memphians in the Bicentennial exhibit, Making Memphis:  200 Years of Community. In the spring semester, the program will support activities in the upcoming exhibit on Antarctic exploration, Race to the End of the Earth.  International Paper has supported educational programming at the Pink Palace since 1998.

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Ready. Set. Open! Pink Palace Mansion Re-Opening Dec. 8th

Posted on September 17, 2018 by Museum Staff

After nearly two years of renovation and construction, the highly anticipated re-opening of the Pink Palace Mansion will be taking place December 8th. The re-opening will be the premiere of the Mansion’s new and refurbished exhibits including a totally reconstructed original Piggly Wiggly Store replica and Country Store, along with a restored Clyde Parke Miniature Circus.

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4th Annual Science of Wine

Posted on September 6, 2018 by Museum Staff

The Pink Palace Museum will be overflowing with the best Memphis has to offer in wine, food, and fun at the 4th Annual Science of Wine October 12, 2018 from 6:30 - 9:30 pm. 

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Fab Fridays coming in October

Posted on September 6, 2018 by Museum Staff

TGIF! The Pink Palace Museum will now be open Friday nights for laser light shows and giant screen movies beginning October 5th.

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A Look Inside: Renovations Underway at the Pink Palace

Posted on April 17, 2017 by Museum Staff

'Extreme Weather' Predicted At the Pink Palace

Posted on October 25, 2016 by Museum Staff

A new National Geographic movie called "Extreme Weather" will be coming to the Pink Palace this spring. See the full story here on Local 24. 

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