Our biggest artifact is better than ever!
Bringing the Museum Back to the Mansion
Four years in the making, the Pink Palace Mansion renovation project brings to life intriguing, new exhibits and refurbished longtime favorites. Sometimes called the Museum's largest artifact, the renovated Mansion includes a totally reconstructed original Piggly Wiggly Store replica and Country Store, and a restored Clyde Parke Miniature Circus.
The Clyde Parke Miniature Circus exhibit resides on the second story of the Mansion which has not been open to the public since 1978.
The Museum has brought back some of its most popular exhibits and artifacts to the Mansion such as the Cossitt Gallery that recreates the first museum in Memphis. There are over 600 artifacts on display similar to how they were shown in the late 19th century.
In addition to bringing back to life some of the Museum’s favorite exhibits, the Mansion houses plush new event rental facilities, state-of-the art lighting and a refurbished grand staircase.
Special Thanks to Our Donors
Restoration of the Pink Palace Mansion was made possible by the City of Memphis Capital Improvement Program and generous donations from The Kemmons Wilson Famiy Foundation, the Plough Foundation, The Assisi Foundation of Memphis, Inc., The Hyde Family Foundation, Peggy and Dick Bodine, The Thomas W Briggs Foundation, Community Foundation of Greater Memphis, The First Tennessee Foundation, and The Belz Foundation."
Storyboard Memphis broadcasts podcast about Pink Palace Mansion Renovation Project
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.