The Cotton Museum

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The Cotton Museum
Cotton Museum Memphis TN 1.jpg
EstablishedMarch 2006
Location65 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee
Coordinates35°08′36″N 90°03′17″W / 35.1433°N 90.0546°W / 35.1433; -90.0546
TypeTextile museum

The Cotton Museum, located in Memphis, Tennessee, U.S., is an historical and cultural museum that opened in March 2006 on the former trading floor of the Memphis Cotton Exchange at 65 Union Avenue in downtown Memphis.[1]

The mission of the Cotton Museum is to share the story of the cotton industry and its many influences on the daily life, arts, and the development of the mid-South region.[2] The museum highlights artifacts through interpretive exhibits, educational programs, and research archives that help tell the story of cotton and cotton trading, from crop to becoming fabric.

The Cotton Museum preserves the history of the cotton business and its impact on economics, history, society and culture, and science and technology.[3] The museum's exhibits are appropriate for field trips for middle schoolers and older, and provide visitors context for other attractions in the city.

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  1. ^ Henighan, Susanna Moon Tennessee. Avalon Travel Publishing; Fifth Edition, 2009, p. 35.
  2. ^ Susanna Henighan Potter (1 April 2009). Moon Tennessee. Avalon Travel. p. 35. ISBN 978-1-59880-114-9. Retrieved 26 November 2011.
  3. ^ Tennessee History for Kids Memphis Cotton Exchange Archived 2009-03-17 at the Wayback Machine

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