Carnegie Museum opens doors in downtown Jackson

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DOWNTOWN JACKSON — A familiar facility in downtown Jackson opened its doors Tuesday with a new purpose. The Carnegie Museum is now home to memorabilia from the music and artists of Jackson and West Tennessee, such as Carl Perkins, Eddy Arnold and W.S. Holland. A visit begins with a video and includes two rooms of artifacts. The Civil War display is now in the downstairs portion of the museum. hope the Carnegie becomes an instant tourist attraction. “Hope that they will have an unbelievable experience and that they will just realize how rich this area is in music and the people that came from this and what they added to music all across the world, actually,” board member Steve Little said. The Carnegie Museum is open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Tickets cost $7.

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