Memphis Museums Need Your Donations Now More Than Ever

Since the dawn of human history, art, artifacts, and the historical record of those most important milestones of our collective heritage have been the keystones and indications of our history. Over time, collections of antiquities, significant artistic achievements, and celebrations of the surreal and creative have been housed safely and placed on display in museums around the world. Due to Covid-19, there is a strong possibility that one out of every three of these hallowed homes of our history could be shut down forever, being forced to sell their invaluable works of art to private collectors, never to be displayed for all to see again. 

According to the American Alliance of Museums, over 12,000 Museums nationwide have been closed down due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and just as alarmingly, 90% of the museums that have been steadfast enough to survive only have enough to continue normal operations for 12 months or less. 

As the home to over 25 museums in the city alone, Memphis has some of the most important museums in the country within its city limits. Places that sing the songs of the past, hallowed halls where the art and music of our beautiful city have been celebrated for generations may not survive to share their stories for much longer. The only way to save our history is to donate what we can, and visit as many times as possible, as funding for these institutions comes mainly from donations and ticket sales. The following is a list of all of the  Museums in Memphis, where to visit them, and most importantly, how to Donate to them. This pandemic may have taken away so much, but we will persevere. We must all come together to save our identity, and the history that defines our city, and our nation.  

Listed in Alphabetical Order

Art Museum of the University of Memphis

Visit: 3750 Norriswood Ave, Memphis, TN 38152

Belz Museum of Asian and Judaic Art

Donate: https://belzmuseum.org/visitor-info/

Visit: 119 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103

Blues Hall of Fame

Donate: https://secure.blues.org/np/clients/blues/donation.jsp?forwardedFromSecureDomain=1&campaign=5

Visit: 421 S Main St, Memphis, TN 38103

Burkle Estate

Donate:http://www.slavehavenmemphis.com/contact

Visit: 826 N. SECOND ST. MEMPHIS, TN 38107

Chucalissa

Donate: https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1728/interior.aspx?sid=1728&gid=2&pgid=928&cid=1872&dids=16&bledit=1https://belzmuseum.org/visitor-info/

Visit: 1987 Indian Village Dr, Memphis, TN 38109

Children’s Museum of Memphis

Donate: https://cmom.com/give/

Visit: 2525 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38104

The Cotton Museum

Donate: https://memphiscottonmuseum.org/#donate

Visit: 65 Union Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

Davies Manor

Donate: http://daviesmanorplantation.org/

Visit: 9336 Davies Plantation Rd, Bartlett, TN 38133

Dixon Gallery and Gardens

Donate: https://www.dixon.org/fund-for-dixon

Visit: 4339 Park Ave, Memphis, TN 38117

Fire Museum of Memphis

Donate: http://www.firemuseum.com/about-us/museum-donation-form/

Visit: 118 Adams Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

Graceland

Donate: https://www.graceland.com/ticket-information

Visit: Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116

Lichterman Nature Center

Donate: https://www.memphismuseums.org/join/donations/

Visit: 5992 Quince Rd, Memphis, TN 38119

Magevney House

Donate: https://www.memphisheritage.org/sponsorship/

Visit: 198 Adams Ave, Memphis, TN 38103

Mallory–Neely House

Donate: https://www.memphismuseums.org/join/donations/

Visit: 652 Adams Ave, Memphis, TN 38105

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Donate: https://www.brooksmuseum.org/donate-now

Visit: 1934 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38104

Memphis Music Hall of Fame

Donate: https://memphismusichalloffame.com/museum/

Visit: 126 S 2nd St, Memphis, TN 38103

Memphis Railroad & Trolley Museum

Donate: http://mrtm.org/donations/

Visit: 545 S Main St #121, Memphis, TN 38101

Memphis Rock N’ Soul Museum

Donate: https://www.memphisrocknsoul.org/join-the-band

Visit: 191 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103

Mud Island, Memphis

Donate: https://memriverparks.carrd.co/

Visit: 125 N Front St, Memphis, TN 38103

National Civil Rights Museum

Donate: https://www.civilrightsmuseum.org/give

Visit: 450 Mulberry St, Memphis, TN 38103

National Ornamental Metal Museum

Donate: https://www.metalmuseum.org/donate

Visit: 374 Metal Museum Dr, Memphis, TN 38106

Pink Palace Museum and Planetarium

Donate: https://www.memphismuseums.org/join/donations/

Visit: 3050 Central Ave. Memphis, TN 38111

Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Donate: https://soulsvillefoundation.networkforgood.com/projects/31198-stax-museum-of-american-soul-music

Visit: 926 E McLemore Ave, Memphis, TN 38126

Woodruff-Fontaine House

Donate: https://www.woodruff-fontaine.org/support-us

Visit: 680 Adams Ave, Memphis, TN 38105

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