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Making Memphis- 200 Years of Community - Coming Soon!

Making Memphis - 200 Years of Community

Coming March 2019

The Pink Palace Family of Museums has a special exhibit planned for the upcoming Bicentennial of the City! The exhibit, titled “Making Memphis: 200 Years of Community,” brings together stories of the past and present and their influence on the future to illustrate the interconnected web of Memphis history. With its usage of technology, interactive components, art, and design, this exhibit is a multimedia, multisensory experience, encouraging visitors to experience Memphis’ history in new ways.

Bicentennial Locker Project

Individuals, classes, and community groups are invited to make a “mini-exhibit” in a school locker by creating a diorama that fills a 15” x 15” x 24” space in a way that represents their views about one of the exhibit’s five themes:

  • Environment & Geography
  • Migration & Settlement
  • Commerce & Entrepreneurialism
  • Heritage & Identity 
  • Arts & Entertainment

First, second, and third place winners will be chosen in each category. Winning submissions will be displayed as part of the Pink Palace’s installation of Making Memphis: 200 Years of Community.

Click here for registration forms and more information. 

Want to know what else is going on in the City for the Bicentennial?

In 2019 our community will experience a unique moment- celebrating the past through our 200th anniversary while embracing our next 100 years. The hub for that celebration is Mem200.com where we tell the story of our past, and showcase the best of what’s coming in our next 200 years.

Memphis Public Libraries

Birth of the Bluff City: 1819-1865

Saturday, January 26, 2019  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library Memphis Room - 4th Floor

Come see how Memphis became the city it is today. Join us as we learn the early history of the bluff city. Using drawings, photographs, and historical maps from the library’s collections, we’ll explore the streets of Memphis as it grew from a sleepy hamlet along the Mississippi River to a bustling boomtown on the eve of the Civil War. This is the first in a series of programs celebrating the two hundred year history of the city of Memphis.


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