West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center & Tina Turner Museum reopen June 8
(BROWNSVILLE, TN) - The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center and Tina Turner Museum in Brownsville, Tenn., will reopen Monday, June 8, 2020. The music heritage destination and rural cultural center has been closed since March 19 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Center joins a host of other attractions from across the state who have committed to the "Tennessee Pledge."  The plan, developed by Governor Lee, the Unified Command Group and Tennessee's Economic Recovery Group with input from health experts, state and local partners and business and industry leaders, provides guidelines to responsibly reopen while protecting both employees and guests.
"We're so happy to begin welcoming guests again" says Sonia Outlaw-Clark, director of the Center. "Our staff will be wearing masks and we encourage you to do so, too, as well as practice social distancing of 6 ft apart while visiting." 
Along with wearing masks and social distancing, employee temperatures are being taken daily and are being asked to stay home if they are not feeling well. Enhanced and frequent cleaning of high traffic areas are done a minimum of every hour and the Center will be closed on Mondays, starting June 15, to allow for deep cleaning of the facility. Regular operating hours will be Tuesday - Saturday, 9am-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm.
Visitors are encouraged to wear masks and use hand sanitizer when entering and exiting the building. The number of guests in the building will be limited to 20. Exceptions will be made for groups who are traveling together or large family units. Guests may experience small wait times on occasion. Those who are not feeling well are asked to please stay home and plan to experience the museums at another time.
The staff will continue to help with directions and things to do in West Tennessee while sharing the areas unique rural culture and music heritage. For more information, contact the Heritage Center at 731-779-9000 or visit
About the Center: The West Tennessee Delta Heritage Center, in Brownsville, offers a refreshing Southern experience showcasing the history and culture of rural West Tennessee. Inside visitors can learn about the history of cotton, explore the scenic and “wild” Hatchie River and get to know the legendary musicians who call West Tennessee home. Also located on the grounds is the Tina Turner Museum at Flagg Grove School, the childhood school of Tina Turner, and the last home of Blues pioneer Sleepy John Estes. An official Tennessee Music Pathways location, the Delta Heritage Center is also a featured stop along the Americana Music Triangle connecting Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans. To learn more about the Center, visit or call 731-779-9000.

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