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Memphis museums highlight Bluff City history, culture and art

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – The Bluff City is home to more than two museums, each with its own draw.

Local history, culture, and art are enshrined in the halls and galleries of Bluff City museums, preserving treasures that give Memphis its identity.

And what better way to explore that uniqueness than to take a seat and let the conductor punch your ticket on a whistle stop tour through Memphis’ Railroad and Trolley Museum.

”Our whole focus is telling the Memphis railroad history story. We’re unique in that we focus locally because there’s so much detail,” said Mike Fleming, president of

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Memphis museums highlight Bluff City history, culture, and art

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – The Bluff City is home to more than two museums, each with its own draw.

Local history, culture, and art are enshrined in the halls and galleries of Bluff City museums, preserving treasures that give Memphis its identity.

And what better way to explore that uniqueness than to take a seat and let the conductor punch your ticket on a whistle stop tour through Memphis’ Railroad and Trolley Museum.

”Our whole focus is telling the Memphis railroad history story. We’re unique in that we focus locally because there’s so much detail,” said Mike Fleming, president of

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Artspace exhibits honor Louisiana’s Black trail riding history, culture

This summer, two Artspace exhibitions will dare to redefine the idea of a cowboy. “Louisiana Trail Riders” and “Saddles and Spurs: Out of the Shadows” will explore the deep-rooted history and lesser-known culture of Black equestrians of Louisiana as it exists today.

“African-American cowboys are underrepresented in popular accounts of the West,” Shreveport Regional Arts Council President Henry Price said in a statement. “Throughout history, the iconic lifestyle of the cowboy has been glamorized in countless books, movies and television shows, and although African-American cowboys don’t play a part in the popular narrative, historians estimate that one in four cowboys

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Center for African American History, Art, Culture hosting reopening on Juneteenth in Aiken | Local News

The Center for African American History, Art and Culture in Aiken will host a grand reopening while also celebrating Juneteenth.

The Juneteenth celebration will be from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 19, and admission to the center is free. Parking will be across the street at Aiken’s First Baptist Church, 120 Chesterfield St. N., which is directly across from the center.

“The building will be open for tours,” said Dr. Melencia Johnson, a board member with the Center for African American History, Art and Culture. “We’ll have some exhibits that are put on by art students from USC Aiken;

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